The 19-year-old singer admits that while she’ll “always love a piece of ‘Friday,’ it didn’t truly represent her as an artist.
“I had nothing to do with the production or the creativity behind ‘Friday,’ and I look at that and I’m like, ‘That wasn’t me — at all,'” she shares with PEOPLE Now.
Nowadays, Black is focused on making music with more depth, which she says makes it more “relatable.”
“Now my music is so much more authentic and comes from my real life,” she shares. “I write about my real experiences, and I keep getting more and more experience as I grow.”
Black says her new single, “The Great Divide,” came to be by allowing herself to be open and vulnerable about the real moments of her life, even if they’re not happy-go-lucky like her viral hit.
“I got really honest with myself this year and not only gave myself a break, but also just let myself be, like, the most creative person I could be,” Black says. “That’s what ‘The Great Divide’ is about – letting the past go so you can move forward onto bigger and better things.”