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Web sensation and sexually-ambiguous singer Rebecca Black is celebrating the 11th anniversary of “Friday” in psychedelic type — with a hyper-pop remix of the smash-hit single that includes rapper Huge Freedia and different large stars. The viral music video topped 120,000 views after premiering Wednesday afternoon.
“I’d had the concept to do that remix of ‘Friday’ for years main thus far, however actually it was additionally mildly insane for me to assume anybody else would wish to be part of it,” Black, 23, said in a statement.
Within the considerably melba toast party anthem from 10 years ago, the then-13-year-old Black espoused the virtues of partying it up on Friday night time. The aggressively healthful music video depicted her leaving class to go cruise with buddies and dance at a membership in plain garments like your typical lady subsequent door.
The reboot, produced by Dylan Brady of 100 Gecs fame, kicks the acquainted format into overdrive by distorting Black’s voice till it’s unrecognizable, and interweaving it with a scintillating synth-pop beat and pounding bass. Vocals from Huge Freedia, digital duo 3OH!three and genderfluid artist Dorian Electra improve the musical makeover’s trippy impact.
The TGIF component continues to be there. Nevertheless, the story is given a slight revamp with Electra singing about “driving on the freeway” in lieu of the unique’s premise of ready for the bus and taking a pal’s automobile. Black wasn’t, in spite of everything, of authorized driving age when “Friday” first got here out.
The music video makeover is most obvious. Black has swapped out her preppy center college wardrobe for fishnets, a shiny, black leather-based prime, spiky canine collar and large silver nails worthy of Wolverine from “X-Males.” And as an alternative of classmates driving together with her, she’s accompanied by raging animated cutouts.
Describing the collaboration, the pop star mentioned: “As I began speaking about it with different artists and producers, I couldn’t imagine how stoked folks had been about it. I’m thrilled to have a few of my favourite artists (and other people) as part of this second.”
Right here’s hoping the “Friday” remix offers Black some much-needed closure after a tumultuous decade. Whereas the 2011 track did springboard the then-unknown teen to web fame — with the video garnering nearly 150 million views — it additionally nearly ruined her life. In an eye-opening tweet final 12 months, Black recounted how the track induced her to be depressed in highschool and even resulted in classmates throwing meals at her and her buddies.