She’s back. A year or so after the cancellation of her show “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” the fiercely confident Alana Thompson has now released a single.
Titled “Movin Up,” the song features her, her sister and Adam Barta (a singer known for his duets).
There are good and bad parts to this song.
On the one hand, good on Alana for doing something I’m sure she enjoyed. Plus the piano in the background feels very fitting.
Also props to the line “I’m just a small town girl living in my princess world.”
On the other hand, wow. This song is a complete mess.
It’s a pop anthem on how amazing Honey Boo Boo is and how she’s going somewhere and while I love a good empowering number, this is painful.
The track primarily features Alana yelling. While that can be forgiven, it’s the featured singer that ruins it for me.
In the music video Adam Barta seems like a great person, but his vocals are appalling. He seems lost without his autotune.
It’s unfortunate, but Barta gets in the way of what could’ve been the next ridiculous hit.
It also features Alana’s sister “Pumpkin” which is sort of cute, but at the same time it’s a reminder of how ridiculous this song is.
If you enjoyed “Friday” by Rebecca Black or “Let’s Take a Selfie,” this will surely win over your heart, but if those two songs bring up a boiling anger, this will not be your cup of tea.
While “Movin Up” may never be a top one hundred, it’s definitely worth a listen whether you want a good laugh or to get down and “do the Honey Boo Boo Bop.”