• Q:

    In your view, what holds 'Blurred Lines' together throughout the different sections?

  • Pharrell:

    What holds it together?

  • Q:

    Yeah.

  • Pharrell:

    Robin Thicke's voice.

  • Q:

    Does the bass line and the keyboard hold the songs together through the different sections?

  • Pharrell:

    No.

  • Q:

    Why not?

  • Pharrell:

    Because it's the white man singing soulfully and we, unfortunately, in this country don't get enough — we don't get to hear that as often, so we get excited by it when the mainstream gives that a shot. But there's a lot of incredibly talented white folk with really soulful vocals, so when we're able to give them a shot — and when I say 'we,' I mean like as in the public gives them a shot to be heard, then you hear the Justin Timberlakes and you hear the Christina Aguileras and you hear, you know, all of these masterful voices that have just been given, you know, an opportunity to be heard because they're doing something different. If I had sung it, it wouldn't be what it was — what it is today.