Single Review: Rebecca Black releases mature and sexy ‘Foolish’

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The queen of owning a calendar released her newest single and boy, it’s a long cry from her first single that we all forced people to listen to. I played it Thursday at 11:59 on national airwaves because I could. Rebecca Black is back and she’s here to stay whether you like it or not. Fun fact: she released the song on Friday. The girl was secretly trolling the world without anyone knowing.

“Foolish” is the first song released official as a single by Becky, I hope she doesn’t mind that I call her Becky, and it’s a far cry from her first song “Friday.” For starters, the song isn’t an overly produced dumpster fire. The song isn’t over produced but rather produced well. The beat and production are subtle but yet one you can groove to. It’s a seductive song. I don’t think Rebecca planned on making a song people want to have sex to but that’s the kind of vibe I get from it. It’s a very sexy song. I’m extremely impressed with the flow and how everything compliments each other so well. It’s one single song that uses its components to build off one another.

Rebecca’s vocals on the song are very well done. It really shows her growth as an artist. I’ve been following her since the start of her career and these are her best work so far. Her vocals just shine in this song. She’s just singing and it really shows her vocal growth so much. Rebecca very much grew into big shoes that “Friday” thrust her into. It shows in her vocals. The lyrics on the song are also more mature as the song is about being in love with a boy in the beginning. The lyrics are catchy.

The video itself is also mature because it involves a scene with Becky topless in a pool making out with a boy that she met in the club. Yep, she’s all grown up now. It a simple video that doesn’t take itself seriously but tells so much about the material. The video is creatively great. The lighting, the scenes, the shots are thought out and really showcase the meaning of the song. It’s extremely well done and visually pleasing to the eyes. I think Rebecca Black is actually a musical mastermind and “Friday” was her just a ploy to make us thing she wasn’t any good. All of that makes up “Foolish” has been extremely well done.

The song, as good as it is, just sounds too similar to all the other songs of the summer that are getting released. Because of that, it will be easily forgettable and just slip through the cracks. It really shouldn’t because frankly, it’s a great song. If I wasn’t going this objectively, then I would give it a 5 out of 5. But the fact the sound is too similar to separate it from all of the other songs out there hurts its. It’s not Rebecca’s fault, but rather just the state of music nowadays.

Overall, “Foolish” is a very good start to the much mature stage of Rebecca Black career. It’s sexy and subtle with catchy lyrics. The video helps shows Rebecca’s maturity as well. The fact that it sounds too similar to the other songs out there is what hurts the song. Again, not really Rebecca’s fault.

Rating: 4 out of 5

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The Day E! pissed off the Internet

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Since everyone and their mothers are talking about, thought I might as well join in and give my two cents on the matter. E! Online threw a massive amount of shade to the internet world when they published an article entitled “18 Moments From the 2015 Teen Choice Awards That Made Us Feel Super Old” about the 2015 Teen Choice Awards that is apparently still happening and happen last Sunday. The article listed out the event/people/clues that they had no clue about or made them feel old from the show. Here’s an example of a few from the “feel old” section:

1. The only host that we’re actually familiar with (Ludacris) is…37.

7. Britney Spears was basically given the same treatment as Sidney Poitier or Michael Douglas at a movie awards show. Last we checked she was, like, 30, not 75.

17. When the obligatory “It’s 10 p.m.; do you know where your children are?” announcement aired at the end of the show, we actually found ourselves wondering “Wow, when did they push that back to 10 p.m.?”

What really lite a fire under the britches was the fact they were pretty much making fun of YouTubers and Viners. Here’s the two post in question:

5. There were entire categories that we didn’t even know existed. Choice Viner, really?

6. There were entire categories in which we’d never heard of the nominees. Eva Gutowski? Lele Pans? Joey Graceffa? Felix Kjellberg? Are those even real people?

Oh, boy did this piss people off. Especially when, you know, it’s the job to be up in the pop culture. Especially when the their slogan is Pop of Culture, but I guess that is beside the point. It’s gets better from there when it took to twitter.

Shots.Fired. But then it’s just gets better when E! tried to make it all better with this tweet.

ICYMI: E! gave YouTuber, Grace Helbig, her own television before ending it after 8 episodes.  But it all came to a screeching halt when the author of the article wrote this on Twitter:

Maybe instead of holding a Master Class in Sarcasm, they should really hold a Master Class in Journalism. Why in the hell would you write an article on Teen Choice Awards and openly admit that you don’t know half the people there? You just ruined your credibility for one. Two, it’s your job to research them and find out why your audience obviously cares enough about them to get them a Surfboard award, which is a really stupid award by the way. But no, instead you just kind take a dump on them because they “aren’t on your radar.” Newsflash: You already previously mentioned Joey Graceffa in an article on your sign for his return to “The Amazing Race.” Here’s a link to the article that makes you look even worse now that you had him on your site before. Here’s also a link to all the references to him on your site. I know that you employ a lot of people to write for your site, E! Online. But, this just looks horrible now.

 

So take this a life lesson, E! Online. Leave all the Sarcastic article/post to BuzzFeed and the professionals. Also: Let me know if you need me to teach a Master Class. Bye Felicia!

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