Lynzy Lab Performs Viral Hit “A Scary Time” On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ [VIDEO]
Lynzy Lab went viral last week after releasing “A Scary Time” on her YouTube channel last week. The song gathered over a million views from being shared on social media. On Thursday night, Lab performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Kimmel started the performance by saying that it was the International Day of the Girl. “The idea of this day is to focus on female leadership to make better lives for girls around the world,” he said. “And you know the news. We moved on from the hurricane. We moved on from the Supreme Court confirmation madness, but billions of people haven’t.”
Kimmel said that after Dr. Christine Blasey Ford‘s testimony during the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, women noted that men don’t understand what it’s like to be female. “Until I started hearing these stories, I really didn’t know what it was like to be a woman. About how threatened women feel a lot of the time,” he said.
Kimmel then said that he heard Lab’s song, which was originally written as a response to President Donald Trump‘s statement that “this is a very scary time for young men.”
Lab then began to perform, standing alone with only her ukulele. “I can’t walk to my car late at night while on the phone/ I can’t open up my windows when I’m home alone/ I can’t go to a bar without a chaperone,” she sang.
Two women joined her onstage as backup vocals while the song continued. The lyrics list things she can’t do as a woman, including riding public transportation past 7 p.m. or leaving her drink unattended.
The performance ended with Lab encouraging the viewers to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.