when I listen to this song I imagine a huge 300-foot-tall asthmatic satanic being standing with a bludgeoning weapon and poised to inflict death and destruction on a crystal city of mermaids, with the princess mermaid singing a song of redemption from the top of the tallest crystal tower, pleading for him to grant mercy on their mermaid children.
Rarebit Fiend: Well, at least Rebecca looks like she's having fun cranking up the autotune and appearing in a music video. It's most likely a once-in-a-lifetime experience for her.
I have the great misfortune of having had to sit through innumerable rehearsals for most of the American Idols as well as any number of these future teen hit factories. The ratio of actual little human beings to snotty, annoying spoiled little robots whose entertainment lawyer daddies or whoever managed to get them onto the teevee and who throw a snit because the call time is early is exactly as high as you'd expect.
I really like both BT and Tiësto. They collaborated and made this track
Acing a casting-call audition, Black was invited to record one of two songs label heads had written for her. And, as part of a $2,000 package her mother paid for, they offered to produce an accompanying video in a bid to make a splash on YouTube. The song she picked: “Friday.”
“I didn’t write it at all,” Black said, clearing up a major misconception. “The other song was about adult love–I haven’t experienced that yet. ‘Friday’ is about hanging out with friends, having fun. I felt like it was my personality in that song.”
But the lyrics and production don’t necessarily reflect the real her. Black’s voice arrives sounding heavily processed through pitch-correcting computer software called Auto-Tune. Her unique phrasing renders the word “Friday” as “fry-ee-day.” And such affectless lyrical couplets as We so excited/We gonna have a ball today/Tomorrow is Saturday/And Sunday comes afterward, prompted many to wonder if the whole thing was some kind of elaborate Borat-style prank.
“A few times, when I heard some of the lyrics, I was like, ‘That doesn’t make sense,’” Kelly recalled. “Rebecca said, ‘I sang it as they wrote it, Mom.’ So I didn’t micromanage it.”
I have a feeling that she signed away all that revenue, however. Who would think a vanity video would result in a best-selling song?
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