After the crazy success of his “Despicable Me 2” soundtrack song “Happy,” the franchise brought Pharrell Williams back on to do a tune for the third installment of the series. On Friday, Pharrell released “Yellow Light” along with a fun video. The video matches the song’s video game feel, with Pharrell and a gaggle of 8-bit minions bopping around the streets of Los Angeles. Eventually, the video goes full video game, with 8-bit Pharrell helping his minion buddies out of a jam. You can check it out above. "Despicable Me 3 "is in theaters June 30.
While “Yellow Light” might not be another “Happy,” the song certainly jives with the fun, lighthearted feel of the films. Even a hitmaker as talented as Pharrell would be hard pressed to come up with smash as big as “Happy.” The 2014 song was ubiquitous on the airwaves and netted Pharrell an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song. “Happy” also appeared on Pharrell’s last studio album, G I R L.