Ten-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell is well known for his songs 'Frontin'
, and 'In My Mind'.
A lot of people are frontin'
when they drink Red Bull--like, they've got the can, but really they're drinking water.
They included his renowned cover of Pharrell's Frontin'
, I Get a Kick Out Of You, These Are The Days and Twenty Something, as well as a cover of Cry Me A River.
I say multi-talented because if you know him as "just" a jazz musician or from his creative way with cover versions - among them, Radiohead's High & Dry and Pharrell's Frontin'
- you're just familiar with the tip of the iceberg.
You need to stop the frontin'
, sir, I ain't stuntin'
* Stop frontin'
and start today [stop saying "one day, I'm going to"]
He was afraid, just like that German shepherd, barkin' and frontin'
Natasha Bedingfield serves up a sublime solo version of Coldplay's The Scientist, Jamelia injects soul into Linkin Park's rock anthem Numb and Jamie Cullum makes Pharrel's Frontin'
The highlight of the night was when Cullum jumped off the stage to come down the aisle in the middle of the stalls and sing his jazz rendition of Pharrel Williams' song Frontin'
with just his double bass player for company.
During the making of the album, Jamie collaborated with Pharrell Williams who got in touch after the singer did a version of Pharrell's debut hit, Frontin'
He got in touch after Jamie did a rendition of his solo debut hit, Frontin'
(I would be interested to know--though the song postdates this essay's publication--what Brooks would have to say about the recent Jay-Z/Pharrell Williams/Beck mash-up, "Frontin'
on Debra": postsoul satire, indeed!) The essay concludes with an appeal for women satirists of rock's patriarchal structures, writers, and performers with the wit and intelligence Brooks finds, for instance, among contemporary women novelists.
Kiki was doubled over with laughter, "Stop frontin'
. You know you thought that was funny."
Jamie Cullum These Are The Days/ Frontin'
Haven Wouldn't Change A Thing Counting Crows Hanginaround Phixx Love Revolution Stellastar My Coco Dropkick Murphys Fields Of Athenry Lionel Richie Just For You Jennifer Lopez Baby I Love You B2K Badaboom Gomez Catch Me Up REM Perfect Square Fountains Of Wayne Stacy's Mom Graham Coxon Freakin Out Nerd She Wants To Move My Red Cell Knock Me Down
Some slower numbers are similar to tracks you would hear in a hotel lounge but high points were a version of Pharrell Williams's Frontin'
half of his double-A side single released on March 8 and Why Do Today What You Can Do Tomorrow.