Pharrell Williams: Beyoncé's Lemonade is beautiful
Pharrell Williams says Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' is what the world needs "right now".
The 'Happy' hitmaker loves the visual album's honest lyrical content and "beautiful" overall theme of forgiveness and has hailed the R&B superstar as a true artist for her bravery in tackling topics that relate to her life with husband Jay Z and personal struggles.
He said: "She's an artist and she's expressed herself and I think it's a beautiful piece of work. I think the theme, the overarching theme of forgiveness is just such a beautiful message and we need that in the world right now. We need it."
The 43-year-old singer-and-producer also praised the 'Formation' star for choosing to make songs as a singer/songwriter and for writing about real issues rather than just some aimless "fluff", which he claims a lot of "mainstream" pop stars produce.
He told 'Entertainment Tonight': "I think what she's done that is rare to mainstream media is [that] she took a singer/songwriter approach to her lyrics.
"There's no fluff ... It's the real thing and that's awesome. One of the most disappointing things when you buy a bag of chips is like, when you open the bag and it's only half-full of chips. She gave you a full, real instalment and it was no fluff. There was no crumbs and it was good to the last drop."
'Lemonade' was released on Saturday (23.04.16) and is accompanied with a short film, which aired on HBO.
The record is Beyoncé's stance on race, feminism and the alleged adultery of her husband Jay Z.