Nardwuar vs. Pharrell Williams (2013)

The latest clip from the Nardwaur vault sees the Human Serviette square off with the one-and-only Pharrell Williams. At this year's SXSW festival in Austin, Texas, the two were able to discuss Pharrell’s love for The Isley Brothers, his first "brownie" experience, details regarding his early musical career and much more.

Nardwuar vs. Pharrell Williams (2013)

I’ll admit I had some pretty high expectations of this interview before I watched it. Considering the fact that the first interview Narduwuar did was pretty damn impressive. When news came around that quirky interviewer Narduwuar had gone and done a 2nd interview with Pharrell Williams, there was a lot of hope and intrigue riding on what else the Human Serviette could dig up on N.E.R.D’s frontman.

So did he do a good job? In a word, No.

Sure, it was somewhat interesting. But it was a little boring to me this time around. Usually Nardwuar’s interviews engage me to want to watch the entire thing from beginning to end – with no other distractions.

This particular interview with Pharrell, however, had me drifting off and doing other things whilst I had the audio in the background. Straight up: I was a little disappointed.

Watch it above and see how you feel about it. Then compare it to their first interview together below. Nardwuar pretty much set the bar with his first encounter with Pharrell.

But in my opinion, there is just no match between the two here. The follow-up was just not up to scratch. Pharrell himself seems both curious and fearful to what he will be asked, but also a little bored during certain points of the interview. Nice try, but this doesn’t make me want to watch it again, as per Nardwuar’s previous intereviews with Flying Lotus and Curren$y.

In saying that though, I’m very curious to see the next interview where Pharrell interviews Nardwuar. It’ll be interesting to see what happens when the tables have been turned. Stay tuned.