A low quality version of Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams‘ latest collaboration track “Shine” has been posted online.
The song was recorded for Paddington, a big-screen adaptation of Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear book series that stars Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman and Julie Walters. But as pointed out by Rolling Stone, it did not appear in the British version of the film – which was released in November – and will instead feature in the forthcoming US release. Click below to listen.
The duo announced “Shine” last November. “What a wonderful opportunity, as a parent, to contribute to something as classic, authentic and generational to all of our lives as Paddington Bear,” said Williams, while Stefani added: “I am honoured to join forces with Pharrell and be part of bringing this beloved classic to life for Paddington’s next big adventure.”
Williams and Stefani have worked side-by-side on a number of occasions, including Pharrell’s “Can I Have It Like That” and the No Doubt singer’s solo numbers “Hollaback Girl” and “Spark The Fire”. They have also appeared together as coaches on the US version of The Voice.