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New Music: Pharrell Williams – “Crave”

CANNES, FRANCE - JUNE 23: Pharrell Williams poses backstage as iHeartMedia hosts the main stage fireside chat about creativity with radio and television host and producer Ryan Seacrest and Grammy Award winner musician/entrepreneur Pharrell Williams during the Cannes Lions Festival at Grand Audi Theater, Palais on June 23, 2015 in Cannes, Framce. (Photo by Richard Bord/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Pharrell released a new song this morning. It’s another contribution to the soundtrack for Hidden Figures, a movie about three African-American women who did uncredited and crucial work for NASA in the 1960s ahead of the moon landing. It stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe.

The song—now the third Pharrell’s released from the soundtrack—appropriately, has a neo-’60s-soul kind of feel to it, with a gospel edge. It’s propelled by bursts or organ and Williams’s typical Gaye-meets-Brown clipped melodic phrasing. That is to say: if you liked 2014’s G I R L, you’ll like “Craze.”

Listen below.