Some days just don’t turn out the way you expect. You work hard on a song about a breakup, get your feelings into the music, record it, and start planning the music video. “I can’t wait until this music video comes out,” you probably think every night before drifting to sleep. “Everyone is going to be so proud of me.” Each night you envision the reaction. The Internet has made music so much more accessible than it once was, and you think that maybe this video could lead to the realization of your dream — playing music if not for a living, at least for an audience bigger than that you which you could reach in your hometown. You get all your friends to take part in the filming and of course they’re excited to do so. This could be it. The day the video hits the Internet you can’t help but feel butterflies. You watch the hits on YouTube grow and grow and you fill with excitement before your Google Alert filters through the headlines — “This is the Worst Break Up Song of All Time,” one reads. What?! I mean, sure the lyrics are very hard to follow and seem like they’re telling a few different kinds of breakup or possibly get-back-together stories, none of which make sense, but have you heard LYRICS lately?! You get another ping and your heart sinks. BuzzFeed has picked up the video, saying “Just wait for it. Wait till she goes for the high notes,” and they do NOT mean it in a good way. And OK, you had some trouble with the high notes and chose to feature them an intense amount throughout the song, which in retrospect was probably a mistake and might make people wonder if you got a chance to listen to the song before releasing it, but IS IT THAT BAD?! You find you have sunken into the depths of Internet music anti-stardom, you are seated next to “Mwah,” and you barely know how you got there. This has NOT been a good day. “Am I really that bad?” you ask yourself. “Am I-ah-AYYEE-ahh-aahheeee really that bad?” Your vocal trills sound perfect as ever. “Fuck them,” you think. Your day has been fine.
Eeeeeeeeeek! HOW WAS YOUR DAY THO? (Via PopHangover.)