Listen to Pharrell and Janelle Monae’s ‘Hidden Figures’ Soundtrack Cut, “Jalapeno”
Monae and Pharrell join forces for a N.E.R.D.-esque jam
Pharrell Williams has been tasked with orchestrating the soundtrack to and music for Hidden Figures, an upcoming film starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae. The film, which is centered around the key contributions black women made to NASA’s first successful attempt to land a man on the moon, isn’t out until January, but Pharrell has consistently teased fans with music from the project.
The full soundtrack features songs like “Crave” and “Runnin,” both of which were previously released. The storied producer, singer and rapper shape-shifts throughout the soundtrack, adding a folksy element when necessary, or, like on “Jalapeno,” invoking the alt-rock/hip hop fusion he and his band, N.E.R.D., helped make popular.
P’s collab with Janelle is certainly a standout, but you can stream the full Hidden Figures soundtrack below.