I want to be excited for Farrah Abraham, who seems to be channeling her Teen Mom fame into other possible career paths, like selling her family recipe red sauce and a music career. (And breast implants, but nobody’s perfect.) But she keeps falling short, like with the release of her single “Finally Getting Up From Rock Bottom.” It’s an Auto-Tuned mess that completely de-legitimizes her struggle with depression and suicide, plus it’s just the worst song I’ve had assault my ears. Like, worse than Rebecca Black‘s ”Friday.” Which I just listened to for the first time in months (shameful, I know) in order to confidently make that assertion.
This “song” is a collection of the worst sounds you could throw together—screeching brakes and shattered glass come to mind, coupled with record scratches and nails scraping over a chalkboard. And that’s before Farrah’s voice enters the mix. I’m not saying her natural singing voice is bad, but they’ve Auto-Tuned it beyond recognition; she literally sounds like she’s slurring her lyrics. She tells In Touch that the song is all about her grappling with suicidal thoughts after Sophia‘s father Derek died: “After almost wanting to kill myself, I found meaning and happiness within.” But you’d never know it, since a) you can’t understand a word she’s saying, and b) the beat is way too peppy to be about depression.
You have to listen to it at In Touch‘s site, but I warn you against clicking the “play” button. You really will be hard-pressed to find any other song that’s hit rock bottom — see what I did there? — harder than this.