Rebecca Black, the 13-year-old disaster made famous for her cringe-inducing, rich-parent-funded music video "Friday," is now a 19-year-old "singer" ready to take another stab at making it big. After posting a teaser on Instagram last week, she released "The Great Divide" on September 3, her first song since her 2013 mockery of her 2011 failure/hit.
First of all, comb your hair, babe. You look like a ghost that flew out of a tornado. Nobody gets that mussed up growing up in rich-as-hell Irvine, California.
Second, this whole thing is smoke and mirrors. The smoke you can see, because it's being pumped into this video like it was directed by a birthday magician. The mirror, however, is what you hear. Doesn't this song sound familiar? Like, Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams" familiar? The lines "funny how history ends in an instant," starting at 0:22, follow the same melody as Swift's chorus "Say you'll remember me..."
For your convenience, it's been cued up:
It. Is. Even. In. The. Same. Key.
Looks like Rebecca Black finally found her voice.... Taylor Swift's. Not that Swift has anything to worry about: she writes her own songs and is a very talented robot.
But stay in your lane, Black. Your Kardashian makeup and half-tucked chambray shirt are the fashion equivalent of your music: someone else's idea, executed poorly. In your song "Friday," AKA your greatest hit, you ask "which seat should I take?" I'll help you make up your mind: the back one.