Pharrell Williams’ Oscar-nominated “Pleased” is at present the No. 1 music within the nation, due to its catchy, feel-good vibe. In line with Slate’s Chris Molanphy, it’s basically the brand new “Hey Ya!”
However the Gregory Brothers simply need to carry everybody down. The fellows behind many previous viral hits have turned the music’s pleasant chords right into a broodingly paced, minor-keyed little bit of musical mopery. The accompanying video is a humorous, melancholy counterpoint to Williams’ chipper exuberance.