New Music: Pharrell – ‘There’s Something Special’

Pharrell Williams delivers “Something Special” for the forthcoming Despicable Me 3 soundtrack.

The moving track is more mellow than its predecessor, “Yellow Light,” but is also a beam of positive lyrics, reflecting on complacency, spirituality, and a reinvigorated spirit.

“I’m a sinner,” he sings. “Sometimes I only did what was required / I’m a sinner, sometimes I sat down when I got tired / Should’ve stayed standing up, to do the job for which I was hired / But the good Lord, thank you for relighting my fire.”

“There’s Something Special” is slated to soundtrack Gru and Lucy’s affection for their children throughout DM3. It follows “Yellow Light,” for which a video dropped last week.

Both songs are part of the forthcoming Despicable Me 3 soundtrack, which is set to feature eight tracks from Skateboard P, along with ’80s classics like Michael Jackson’s “Bad,” a-ha’s “Take On Me,” and Madonna’s “Into the Groove.”

Available for pre-order now, the DM3 soundtrack will be released June 23, while the film opens in theaters June 30.