The musical wonder that is Rebecca Black is the gift that keeps on giving. First, we had Friday. Then, Good Morning America and Ark Music Factory tried to find out if they could make any random American teen a viral internet sensation. And then Rebecca was back with her second single which was an answer to critics which did more to prove them right than anything. And that brings us to now. Remember the girl in pink in the video for Friday who was kicking in the back seat cruising on the highway (fun, fun, think about fun)? Now she’s got her own song and music video. Her name is Benni Cinkle and her new song is apparently called Can You See Me Now.
I give up on the music industry. How the hell can this girl who barely appeared in Friday parlay that into a career? Can’t anybody with actual talent get a break anymore? All you have to do is go viral on YouTube for you to get a break. When will people and/or society realize that the people we laugh at don’t realize that they’re being made fun of? It just encourages them! This song also illustrates another problem with the music industry. She says that this song has some sort of message so we buy it. If you listen to the lyrics and don’t watch the video, you’d never know it has a message. That goes for most of today’s songs with a “message.” The video has the message. The song is just a song and would be nothing else if we didn’t think music videos were somehow relevant in an age where MTV only plays reality shows. If you want to know about the song, it’s got autotune and a generic dance beat. It’s more annoying than awful.
So congrats, Benni. You’ve won the prestigious Worst of Music award for this week.
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