[artist id="3901182"]Rebecca Black[/artist] burst on the scene earlier this year with her perplexing and polarizing song and video for “Friday,” an ode to many people’s favorite day of the week. The song had many, including Black herself, wondering if she was anything more than a one-hit wonder.
“It’s crazy to think [about 'Friday']. I was really nervous about ‘My Moment’ coming out because I thought, ‘I don’t think I’ll be able to even beat ‘Friday’ myself,’ ” she told MTV News about her second single, which she dropped last week. ” ‘Friday’ was so big, and it’s hard: I feel like it’ll be hard to break the ‘Friday’ record.”
For Black, the rise to fame has been fast and crazed, something she’s completely aware of. “It’s crazy just thinking about where I was a year ago. I was here a year ago in New York on a school trip with musical theater, and I would walk through Times Square,” she recalled. “I was a total tourist, and now to be here on work and doing what I love … it’s such a dream.”
Black knows that she could have gone the easy route and released a track as fun as “Friday” instead of the more inspirational “My Moment.” “The song was written for me,” she said. “And it really fit what was going on and all of the bully and hate topic is in right now with songs, and so it fit that as well. It’s a very inspiring song.
“Again, I wanted people to able to take me seriously because I felt like this would be the right thing to do,” she added. “I wanted to start building what could be a really great career, but this industry, it’s so unpredictable: You could be the big thing for a month or four months, and then kind of fall off the face of the planet. And I felt my whole team kind of felt like it was a great way to put me here for an amount of time.”
“My Moment” is the lead single from Black’s five-song EP, scheduled to drop next month.
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