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7 July 2013, 09:45
The Neptunes star says he always strives for originality and to bring something new to his music.
Pharrell Williams says he always strobes not to blend in and copy any other artists while working on his music, while discussing his new project on the soundtrack for Despicable Me 2.
The 'She Wants To Move' singer says he feels if you look too much to others for inspiration you can "get lost", and says he is constantly trying to make music that sounds like something you've never heard before.
"If someone asks me what inspires me I always say, 'That which is missing', because I don't want to copy everything that's already happening," Pharrell revealed to Collider this week. "I feel like when you copy, you blend in, and when you blend in, you get lost.
"When I make music, I try to make something that is super colourful and something you've never heard before, so when you hear the whole album it's a good feeling," he continued. "Musically that's what I aspire to do whenever I'm making an album."
Check out a picture of Pharrell with Justin Timberlake at the BET Awards 2013 below:
The US singer, who has featured on a number of huge hit singles in recent months, refused to tease whether he has plans for a new solo album in the works.
"I've been concentrating on Despicable Me and all of the other production, I've just been concentrating on this," Pharrell added.
As well as providing vocals for two recent Vodafone Big Top 40 number ones, Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky' and Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines', Pharrell also features on a song from Jay-Z's new album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'.