Rebecca Black Releases 'Friday' Remix For 10th Anniversary
Rebecca Black has released a remix of her infamous teen track 'Friday' to mark the 10th anniversary of its release.
The song burst into our lives in 2011, and was streamed more than 30 million times on YouTube in the first month of its release - forever engrained in the memories of anyone who ever listened to it.
But the 23-year-old has had another go at the iconic track, giving it a little bit of a techno revamp for the new decade.
Teasing the new mix on her Instagram account, Black shared a snippet from the music video, which shows the singer wearing a black, latex leotard while driving a sports car through the night.
Her voice has also been altered so that she now sounds more like something from Alvin and The Chipmunks.
And, unsurprisingly, since she posted the new mix, it has proven almost as divisive as the original, with some people loving it and others not so much.
Commenting on the post, one fan said: "I am obsessed."
Another put: "Okay, so the music video is quite iconic."
"Omg Rebecca, Dorian and Freedia. Am I crying? It's so beautiful," wrote a third.
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While a particularly enthusiastic fan asked: "I f*n love this Rebecca Black. Will you marry me?"
I guess you can't blame someone for trying.
But while it's easy to joke about the song, Black recently opened up about the toll stardom has taken on her mental health over the years, having to deal with an incredible amount of abuse online.
When the Tosh.O blog posted about it under the headline 'Songwriting Isn't For Everyone', she found herself subjected to the sort of online hate comments, and even death threats, which are sadly much too common these days.
"I just remember being completely overwhelmed and not knowing what to do with it," Black recalled in an interview with VT. "I was really too young to understand it so a lot of it has been understood in hindsight."
It was only a year ago that Black was able to publicly come to terms with how the attention of keyboard warriors affected her as a child.
In an Instagram post, she revealed that her 13-year-old self was 'terribly ashamed of herself and afraid of the world' and that she felt depression that she was unable to talk to anyone else about.
However, she said she is now able to deal with the criticism much better, adding: "I think there's a very traditional storyline of somebody going through a lot of adversity and them becoming tougher or them becoming stronger or having a thick skin.
"I have developed a thicker skin, I guess. But I don't think that that is what really helped me grow from it. I think it was learning to accept my vulnerability that made me a stronger person."
Featured Image Credit: Rebecca Black/YouTube
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