The list of supermodels with attemped—and quite often, failed—music careers is long and storied. Perhaps that's why it's FAIRLY exciting that Pharrell is reportedly working with British eyebrow queen Cara Delevingne on her first-ever single. Maybe we'll get another Baby Woman!
A source told The Sun that Cara and Pharrell will "release the song without warning, complete with video and global launch... They seem to have formed a great little writing collective and apparently it's a huge song." As huge as, say, "Gentlemen Who Fell"? Bigger than "Joe Le Taxi" or "Quelqu'un m'a dit"? Where will it fall on the scale between "Who," by Agyness Deyn and Five O'Clock Heroes, and "Some Velvet Morning," Kate Moss's collabo with Primal Scream? UGH supermodels singing is the best sub-sub-sub-genre. There's no way Cara and Pharrell's track will be better than "Supermodel" (or even "Shake Ya Body"), but suffice to say no matter what happens, it's gonna be awesome, whether the track is good or bad. It will launch Delevingne to new heights, either as a wildly versatile artist, a la Milla Jovovich or Vanessa Paradis, or as a queen of high camp (see: Naomi Campbell, and the aforementioned Baby Woman). Cara: "If I am able to carry on modelling, I'll be very happy, but my passion is definitely in music and acting."
Of course, it could be incorrect to assume Delevingne is simply singing: she's taken drum lessons her whole life, and last year made her public debut at Selfridges, of all places, for a Charlotte Tilbury make-up event.
Not bad at all, and you can totally picture her practicing in her parents' basement pissing everyone off, that is if her parents' house weren't likely big enough for them to go far enough away to avoid the ruckus. Her voice isn't bad, either, and under the tutelage of The Voice stickler Pharrell, she has a chance at pulling out something we could jam to. Here she is singing backup last summer with Will Heard:
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