Every so often over the last 18 months, some so-bad-it’s-good-or-maybe-it’s-just-really-bad viral video will pop up that every blog will trip over itself in declaring it the next “Friday.” There are thousands and thousands videos produced every year, none of which deserved to be mentioned in the same sentence as Rebecca Black, or Ark Music Factory, the pay-for-production record label behind the masterpiece.
It’s unsurprising, then, that the first true successor to “Friday” should come from the man arguably most responsible for the original’s runaway success—Patrice Wilson, head of Ark Music Factory and mastermind behind Rebecca Black’s viral hit. Patrice has returned, with young Nicole Westbrook in tow, for the brilliantly demented “It’s Thanksgiving,” a Holiday anthem sure to join several different pantheons at once. Westbrook is as So Excited for turkey and potatoes as Black was for end-of-week partying partying, and the song even directly echoes “Friday” in both its hook (lots of “Yeah!”ing) and its bizarre fixation on chronology (“December was Christmas, January was New Year’s…”)
As with “Friday,” the song is catchy and professional-sounding, and the music video looks to have probably cost at least a couple thousand dollars. But the devil is in the details.
Get ready for some turkey and mashed potatoes. Here is Nicole Westbrook's "It's Thanksgiving."
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