Welcome Back Wednesday: Rebecca Black May Be Here to Stay

On Welcome Back Wednesday we celebrate the return of a beloved pop culture player who's been off the radar for a while. Where'd they go? It doesn't matter! We're just glad they're back.

Photo: Maddie Cordoba

Most people believe in second chances. And even though Rebecca Black’s viral single “Friday” remains one of the most cringe-worthy—yet undeniably catchy—music videos to every hit the Interweb, the now 19-year-old singer is determined to be taken seriously as an artist, debuting a new mature look and an impressive roster of material (“The Great Divide,” her first original song in over three years, peaked at No. 23 on the Billboard Dance Club chart).

Now, Black is cementing her status as one to watch with “Foolish,” a sexy, chilled-out pop tune with '80s-style vocals that she co-wrote with Shari Short, Greg Ogan, and Spencer Neezy. (Both Short and Ogan are members of The Writing Camp songwriter collective, which has worked with Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Demi Lovato.) It’s about being in the throes of young love—specifically, Black’s first relationship—proving that she's growing up in more ways than one.

Welcome back, Rebecca Black!

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