Tiffany Trump, 22, has kept a relatively low profile, as Trump offspring go. The only daughter of Donald Trump and his second wife, Marla Maples, Tiffany graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, her father’s alma mater, this past spring. While she got some attention for her conspicuous consumption–heavy Instagram account, until her speech at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday night she was mostly, well, a college kid. There’s one exception, though: her 2011 pop track "Like a Bird."
The song, which features fellow artists Sprite and LogiQ Pryce (those appear to be the names of people; Sprite’s full name is "Sprite Steban Demari," naturally) is available for 99 cents on Amazon and iTunes (or for free streaming for Amazon Prime members).
Copyright law prevents us from posting it in its entirety, but Sarah Kliff was generous enough to purchase a copy for the Vox office, and it is definitely worth the dollar. It’s an impressive cavalcade of autotune and synth pads that brings to mind Sky Ferreira (if you’re being generous) or sped-up conference call hold music (if you’re not). The lyrics are really something special:
I see you like that spot above
Crawling through the liquid love
You're cute and you're tweeting me
Baby you go "beep beep beep"
Obsessing over crazy things
I just want serenity
While living it up
It’s not the best bird simile song by a female solo artist in recent memory, but we can’t all be Nelly Furtado. Tiffany Trump was only 17 when the song was released, and she made an appearance on Oprah to promote it, as any 17-year-old would.
Of course, we all do stuff that looks silly in retrospect when we’re teenagers; this video of 16-year-old me playing quiz bowl on New Hampshire public television is probably at least as embarrassing as Tiffany’s "Like a Bird." The only difference is that when you’re a Trump, you have the resources to have those embarrassing teen activities take place at a massive scale, with the results sold at online music realtors like Amazon and iTunes.
Correction: This post originally stated that Tiffany went to Wharton School of Business at Penn; she went to the College of Arts and Sciences.