Worst of Music: Nicole Westbrook – It’s Thanksgiving

I’m sure that you all remember Rebecca Black of the YouTube sensation Friday. Well, the heartless and soulless producer of Friday is back with a new viral song for our listening pleasure. Wait, did I say pleasure? This new song might actually be worse than Friday. The writer of Friday is back under the PMW Live label with a song by Nicole Westbrook called It’s Thanksgiving.

First, let me say that I don’t blame Westbrook at all for how terrible this song is. Unlike Black, Westbrook sounds like she can actually carry a tune without the aid of gratuitous autotune and might be a good singer if given the right material. It’s Thanksgiving isn’t the right material.

Anyway, it’s quickly apparent that song writer and producer Patrice Wilson seems to have swapped out the word “Friday” for “Thanksgiving.” The lyrics and song structure are oddly reminiscent of Friday. For example, in Friday, we got a recap of when the days of the week fell. In It’s Thanksgiving, we get a reminder of in which months holidays fall. Paying close attention to the song’s lyrics is not recommended unless you have absolutely no idea what Americans do at Thanksgiving. Rehashing old tricks also comes in the form of the Patrice making a random appearance doing some rapping in the middle of the song. As opposed to driving in a car, this time, he appears in a turkey suit. I couldn’t make that one up if I tried.

While PMW Live’s goal of getting previously unknown singers discovered is admirable, writing and releasing songs like It’s Thanksgiving or Friday doesn’t accomplish the goal. It leaves the artists subject to ridicule both on the internet and in person. Rebecca Black was bullied into being homeschooled after Friday came out. While it’s not Wilson’s intention for these things to happen, if he keeps writing, producing and releasing terrible songs, more artists will end up subject to the wrath of the internet.

So congrats, PMW Live. You’ve won the prestigious Worst of Music award for this week.

Have a better WoM candidate for next week? Drop it in the comments.


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