Although deciding whether to sit in the front or back seat of a car has proven difficult for viral video star Rebecca Black, she isn’t showing any indecisiveness when it comes to the next step in her career. The 13-year-old Californian is already working on a follow-up single to her much-parodied “Friday” music video, called “LOL.”
When we spoke with her the funfunfun enthusiast was just beginning to vet song choices, and apparently in the week since then, she’s already commenced working on numerous tracks in an Orange County studio, although she remains unsigned.
An Internet-borne slang term certainly seems an appropriate title to succeed a song that the web community catapulted from a kid’s vanity project to an unavoidable viral sensation.
But are people ready to extend the young Ms. Black’s 15 minutes of fame long enough to see if she might actually have any singing talent once you strip away the Auto-Tune and fascinatingly bad video production? I’m actually quite interested to see what she will do next, but then again, sequels to viral videos are usually very underwhelming.
Even if Black does finagle a music career out of this meme, Miley Cyrus certainly doesn’t seem to think she deserves one. Although Hannah Montana didn’t specifically name Black, the 18-year-old starving artist was probably thinking “Friday Friday Friday” when she said, “It should be harder to be an artist… You shouldn’t just be able to put a song on YouTube and go out on tour.”
She has a point, of course. Fame should be merit-based—being the daughter of someone famous, for instance, would be a great prerequisite. After all, if the parent has what it takes, how could their child be anything but good for us?
What do you think about the prospect of more music from Rebecca Black? Will you be listening (even if you don’t admit it to others)? Has she had her moment in the sun, or does the fact that we’re talking about her still prove that she has more longevity than your typical viral video star?
Or are you disappointed her discography won’t be following in the footsteps of the Friday film series, meaning her next singles would be titled “Next Friday” and “Friday After Next” and feature guest raps from Ice Cube?
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