Cover Your Ears: Rebecca Black To Release New Single Next Week

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Singer Rebecca Black appears at MTV's inaugural "O Music Awards" at the Fremont Street Experience April 28, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Friday may be over, but Rebecca Black can only hope every day brings her the same success.

We’d think she’d release her new track on Friday, given her track record of success based around that day, but nope. Next Monday, July 18, births Rebecca Black’s first foray into the legitimate world of music recording. The 14-year-old will try to capitalize on her “Moment” in the spotlight with her new song – oops, we gave it away.

Her newest track, “The Moment,” was written by Justin Bieber collaborator Brandon “Blue” Hamilton and produced by Charlton Pettus, who’s worked with Hilary Duff and Clay Aiken on past projects. Black certainly appears to be in good hands in crafting a new pop-music hit.

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But all potential star power aside, she hopes to capitalize on “The Moment” in much the same way as “Friday.” The new song will debut on her YouTube channel July 18 at 8 p.m. Can the song become a viral smash just like “Friday?”

Released only on YouTube at first, “Friday” garnered tens of millions of views – and became the most “disliked” song on the site. Even though there could be a repeat backlash against her, such worries may be irrelevant. She grabbed a front-row seat to stardom, and she doesn’t seem ready to switch anytime soon.

As for the lyrics of “The Moment,” we predict they’ll be a reflection on her much-extended fifteen minutes of fame. A statement released by Black explains the symbolism behind the title: “It’s a fairytale story, but it happened in real life.” So we expect the song will follow the same literal trajectory as “Friday,” though perhaps with less “partying, partying, yeah” and more introspection.

Following up the single – and making “The Moment” last even longer, Black will self-release a five-track EP album in August. Internet, you made this happen. Love her or hate her, you elevated Rebecca to stardom. Prepare for her music to infect your eardrums once again.

Nick Carbone is a reporter at TIME. Find him on Twitter at @nickcarbone. You can also continue the discussion on TIME’s Facebook page and on Twitter at @TIME.

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