Album Review

Rebecca Black - Let Her Burn

Like a pop phoenix rising from 2011’s ashes, this is Rebecca Black showing us just what she’s capable of.

Rebecca Black - Let Her Burn
For Rebecca Black, her past has often overshadowed her present. Shooting to fame in 2011 with viral hit ‘Friday’, for a while it seemed like she would never escape from its clutches. But, if in doubt, team up with 100 gecs’ Dylan Brady and release a 10th anniversary hyper-pop remix, right? Two years on, Rebecca is armed with debut full-length proper ‘Let Her Burn’ and ready to establish herself as a pop frontrunner, far away from any weekday-loving anthems. Aiming to “explore the vulnerability [she’s] felt in finding balance with submission, dominance, and sexuality” alongside “the deeply powerful but also dangerous feelings of relinquishing control”, ‘Let Her Burn’ is a compelling pop cocktail soundtracking Rebecca’s self-discovery. ‘Doe Eyed’ is a sex-fuelled sugar-pop anthem (“Can you keep a secret, I’m tongue-tied / But I wanna fuck you ’till sunrise”), the pulsating ‘Crumbs’ explores an all-encompassing love (“There’s nothing you could do to make me love you less / At your worst, you’re still my best”), while power-pop-leaning ‘Performer’ allows Rebecca to look at the walls she’s built in relationships (“I’m a performer / That’s what I know how to do / But is it stopping / Me getting close to you?“). Like a pop phoenix rising from 2011’s ashes, ‘Let Her Burn’ is Rebecca Black showing us just what she’s capable of.

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