Music producer, Pharrell Williams has teamed up with Grammy Award winning gospel artist, Kirk Franklin on the song “123 Victory Remix.” While promoting the collaboration, both Franklin and Williams appeared on the Beats 1 Radio show, the OTHERtone.
There, Williams shared that there is power in the word of God because he’s experienced it.
“I don’t think the church gives enough credence to science. On a scientific level, there’s departments in your brain for everything that you think,” Williams said. “All of your thoughts come from your brain..and there’s a part where it falls under religion. And certain people just don’t have that.”
“I’m just saying certain people chemically on a chemical level …they wouldn’t believe no matter what it is that you’ve told them. But I think a cool way to bring people together is to say, ‘look you don’t have to look at it in a faithful or religious way. Read it as a text,’” he said. “Replace the word God with ‘the universe’ and It starts making more sense to you.”
Along with his suggestion, Williams made sure to make his own beliefs in God clear.
“Now I know that there’s power in that word. I’ve experienced it. I’ve seen it,” he said. “But everyone has their journey and not everyone is going to believe. But I think it’s really important to get us to understand…because if you have a difference of opinion I think it’s smarter for you to understand your difference of opinion than to not know at all.”