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Rebecca Black teases new album at VidCon

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Julianne Kaye

The name Rebecca Black is forever etched into pop cultural memory after her ARK Music Factory-produced “Friday” became a viral sensation five years ago. But on Thursday at VidCon, Black revealed that “Friday” isn’t the end of the story. In fact, she’s working on a new album, and it might sound completely different.

“It’s definitely not like ‘Friday’ or like ‘Saturday’ or anything I’ve really released, which is why I’m a little nervous about it,” the singer/YouTuber revealed on the PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly VidCon stage.

According to Black, she’s been working on this album since “Friday” (!) but it took her awhile to shake off ARK and find producers she felt comfortable with.

“I found a producer that I could work with well and that really understood what I wanted,” Black said. “A lot of it beforehand was sort of like songs picked for me, and I wasn’t really cool with that. Once I started actually getting into the writing process and being a writer on every song and loving and really connecting with every song, I think we are creating something really magical.”

Black she hopes to have the album out by the end of the year. Stay tuned all weekend for more EW coverage of VidCon. 

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