- 10 Feb 21
The ‘Friday’ remix is Black’s second release of 2021, following on from her January single ‘Girlfriend’.
‘Friday’ was originally released through the now-defunct Ark Music Factory in 2011 and took over the internet. Black later became the subject of ridicule and multiple death threats.
Produced by Brady, the bizarre remix sees Black’s original vocals unpleasantly distorted while the track is layered with a heavy bass kick and synth line for a modern twist.
“I’d had the idea to do this remix of Friday for years leading up to now, but honestly it was also mildly insane for me to think anyone else would want to be a part of it,” Black said in a statement.
“As I started talking about it with other artists and producers, I couldn’t believe how stoked people were about it. I am thrilled to have some of my favourite artists (and people) as a part of this moment.”
The singer released a handful of singles last year, ‘Self Sabotage’, ‘Closer’ and ‘Alone Together’.
Last year, Black reflected on nine years since the release of ‘Friday’, which she said made her “afraid of the world”.
“Above all things, I just wish I could go back and talk to my 13-year-old self who was terribly ashamed of herself and afraid of the world,” Black told her Instagram followers.
“I’m trying to remind myself more and more that every day is a new opportunity to shift your reality and lift your spirit. You are not defined by any one choice or thing.
“Time heals and nothing is finite. It’s a process that’s never too late to begin. And so, here we go! This might be a weird thing to post but the honesty feels good if nothing else.”
Check out the remix below: