Even though it was supposed to debut tonight at 8 p.m. EST, the official video for Rebecca Black‘s new single “My Moment” has already hit YouTube — and it looks like Rebecca herself is the one who uploaded it, as she tweeted to her followers to check it out on her new channel. Sadly, it just doesn’t live up to “Friday.”
I knew even before clicking that I wasn’t going to be won over by this single. How could any of us, after the accidental fame of “Friday”? Everything that made that video a hit has been scrubbed away: Her voice has been entirely smoothed out; the lyrics actually make sense; the message is now directed at haters instead of just being about the joy of the weekend.
Oh, and the jean jacket from the single cover is omnipresent, which is what makes me think this isn’t a fake or a stunt. You would’ve thought she would’ve upped the outfits for her first really professional video, but she was more dolled up for her Good Morning America interview. For all of her imperfections — not least of all agreeing to make the “Friday” vanity video — Rebecca Black as we met her seemed real; at this point, The Man’s gotten a hold of her and has made her generic.
The one amazing part is when Rebecca plays the invisible drums around 1:20. There’s the personality we’re missing!