Pharrell Williams is still putting in work.

The hip-hop superstar produced and composed the music for upcoming film Hidden Figures and over the weekend, he premiered an original song from the soundtrack. Titled “I See A Victory,” singer Kim Burrell and gospel choir Echoes of Praise performed the new track at the Toronto International Film Festival alongside Pharrell on Saturday.

Sitting next to Hidden Figures stars Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson, and Janelle Monae, Pharrell said candidly, “Working on this film and knowing these women’s stories is super inspiring and something’s occurred to me—that, like, all throughout our history in this country, the African-American woman has held us down as men. Right? And we’ve tried so hard on our own to fix these problems. I don’t know, call me crazy—they always do in these scenarios—but I really, honestly think that the African-American woman is going to help solve a lot of problems in a lot of ways and be inspirational in a lot of ways. Like I said, they held us down when we needed them to but I honestly see that there’s a future where they will be elevating us and lifting us up.” 

Watch the world premiere of “I See A Victory” at the 14:30 mark in the video above. Hidden Figures tells the story of three women (played by Henson, Monae, and Spencer) who help launch astronaut John Glenn into space; the film is slated for a January 13, 2017 release.


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