Before It Gets Old: Sinai Rose, 'LOL'

Finally, the Kidz Bop franchise have moved beyond just releasing countless records of anonymous little kids singing currently popular songs. They've made the first signing to their Kidz Bop label, 12-year-old singer Sinai Rose, and are actually producing music that isn't anonymous little kids singing currently popular songs. For better or worse.

Witness "LOL," the new single by Rose. I polled some co-workers for their opinion on the tune, which ranged from "vomitous" to "I can't even listen to that for more then a few seconds." I really like the message, though: that she's so inundated with phone calls, that she just wants people to text her. What 12-year-old can't relate to that? (All of them?) "If you want to say something, text or nothing." Amen.

All of the txt abbreviations are pretty swell, too, even if a lot of them seem made up. The best part just might be when she says "I let it go to my VM." Does anyone actually really say "VM" instead of "voice mail"? Does anyone not feel like a terrible person after doing so?

All jokes aside, you can't resist that it has a certain appeal, especially the Rihanna-esque (ripped off?) "ella ella ella oh ell" chorus. Well, you actually can resist it, and everyone I've talked to about the song has, but still.


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