All-around music guru Pharrell Williams can’t possibly get any “happier” as he continues to ride the waves of last year’s worldwide hit “Happy” into Japan. He released a special Japan-version music video for the song on May 13, and even appeared as a special guest on May 16th’s episode of popular Japanese music variety show Music Station, where he performed in front of an ecstatic Japanese crowd. And the fun doesn’t stop there, because he has yet another treat for his Japanese fans–a collaboration with everyone’s favorite Vocaloid, Hatsune Miku!

Miku, who made a splash for herself last month when it was announced that the virtual idol will be performing as the opening act for part of Lady Gaga’s upcoming world tour, stars alongside Williams in the music video for a remixed version of a Livetune song. The original song serves as the theme song for prolific Japanese artist Takashi Murakami’s directorial debut film. Just wait until you see the adorable avatar version of Williams dancing alongside Miku in the video!

Takashi Murakami is Japan’s preeminent contemporary artist who founded the “superflat” art movement. He recently took on his first role directing a feature-length film titled Jellyfish Eyes (めめめのくらげ), which features Livetune’s “Last Night, Good Night (Re:Dialed)” as the theme song. Livetune, now composed of the single member Kz, is one of the most famous composers of Vocaloid music in Japan.

In anticipation of the movie’s U.S. premiere, Murakami got none other than his friend Pharrell Williams to create a remixed version of the theme song, which became known as “Last Night, Good Night (Re:Dialed) – Pharrell Williams Remix.” A special promotional music video was also created, featuring Miku, Williams, and Kz jamming out within the highly bizarre imagery specific to Murakami’s style.

Both Williams and Murakami took to their Twitter accounts to announce the release of the video:

▼Williams’ tweet:


▼Murakami’s Twitter:


The video itself is a lot of fun to watch if you enjoy spacing out to surreal, psychedelic backgrounds. Check out the following screenshots:

▼Looking sharp as usual, Miku!


▼A super-deformed version of Livetune’s Kz, who is a pro at composing Miku songs


▼And last but not least, Pharrell Williams, who even sports his trademark fedora!


▼An unlikely trio


▼Other characters from Murakami’s film also join in the fun, such as these… well, we’re not really sure what they are.


By the way, here’s William’s newly released “Happy” Japan-version music video, which features several famous Japanese music artists grooving to the tune. See how many of them you can recognize!

Source: IT Media
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