Greyson Chance, the 13-year-old singing sensation who has been regularly compared to Justin Bieber, and made his breakthrough into the public eye with his cover version of "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga, is out to make a name for himself. Appearing today on the Ellen DeGeneres Show, he announced his new album, Hold on 'Til the Night will be released August 2, and sang his song "Unfriend You," which is destined to be hit.
He has a pretty good voice, but the real beauty of this tune is that we are so badly in need of an anthem when making these important decisions on Facebook. It's not easy, and the process is fraught with much angst -- Will they notice? How will they react? What if I regret it in the morning? So Chance's sweet voice reassuring us that we're not the only ones who need to do some unfriending is more than welcome.
A sampling of the lyrics: “So it’s over now we’re through, so I’ll unfriend you / You’re the best I ever knew, so I’ll unfriend you / Because I should have known, right from the start / I deleted you right from my heart / Now it’s over my last move is to unfriend you.”
And with the catchy tune:
With each listen I find myself mentally sifting through my Friends list thinking of who I should perhaps unfriend. Tell me you're not doing the same? Now most of those I consider unfriending are catty moms in playgroups who don't know how to keep their annoying opinions and overbearing bragging to themselves, and Chance likely isn't singing to me, but I think the lyrics are strong enough to carry a personal message for everyone. The song provides strength for what we know we should do ... for our Facebook sanity.
For his intended audience -- young teens and tweens -- well, it's lyrical perfection. I can see now the thousands of young girls and boys sitting in their bedrooms with fingers hovering above the unfriend button, tears streaming down their faces, as Chance's voice lets them know they're doing the right thing. As he told Billboard:
I was going through a heartbreak at the time, and that's where most of the lyrics come from. This record really helped me gain courage and strength, and for the fans, I hope they gain courage and strength from it as well.
I'm sure fingers everywhere will be stronger for it.
Will it be enough to send him soaring beyond where The Biebs has? It's too early to tell, but he's got the voice, the look, and now, with a catchy breakout song like this, he just might do it.
What do you think of Greyson Chance's song "Unfriend You"? Do you think he'll soar to Justin Bieber like heights or beyond?
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