Gru and his minions aren't the only ones returning for Despicable Me 2. Pharrell Williams and Heitor Pereira have once again composed the accompanying music. Featuring Cee Lo Green and Gru's minions, the upbeat soundtrack has a playful vibe. If you haven't seen the trailer for Despicable Me 2, watch it here. The movie arrives in theaters on July 3. When asked about the difference between the soundtrack for Despicable Me 2 and the first film, Pharrell replied:
It's much more concentrated. I think there was a real determination for the through-line and synthesis of this to be a cohesive body of work, and not just songs that contribute to the film... The growth of the characters didn't change the sound, it's the sentiment and feel of the film that pretty much wrote those songs for me and not necessarily the characters. This is based on the intention of the film.