On November 25, 2021, singer, songwriter, producer and instrumentalist corook released her debut single, “sims,” referencing the titular video game series and simulator.
“sims” is a self-deprecating, yet simultaneously colorful and cheery number, with sweet instrumentals to accompany an equally sweet vocal by corook herself. The lyrics are hilarious and yet painful at the same time, a true mark of a queer Gen Z artist, as corook puts it. “I’m all about emotions but not if they’re mine, what is it I’m hiding,” the 26-year-old wonders in her first verse.
corook’s performance arts background shines in her delivery and music presence in her single and music video of “sims.” The neon, colorful saturation of the music video is a perfect contrast to the nihilistic, almost dissociative message in the lyrics. corook’s palpable and exaggerated awkwardness adds to the surreal nature of the song, showcasing a wisdom and insider knowledge of presentation that should not be taken lightly. If anything, her self-awareness and embracing of that singular part of herself should be commended, for it shines through in her vocals, instrumentation, and overall sound. As a debut single, this is a very strong beginning to what looks like a very strong musical artist’s career, even with the fond self-designated label of “dork.”
Raised outside of downtown Pittsburgh, Corinne Savage grew up listening to Drake, Gwen Stefani, and Mac Miller. After attending school at Berklee College of Music and earning two degrees, Corrine developed her artist project, corook, and proceeded to use both her antisocial nature and the COVID-19 quarantine mandate to her advantage in writing, recording, and producing a fresh new batch of songs to showcase her quality in the musical arts industry. With such a strong beginning, we can only continue to expect great things from her.
As we stay tuned for more from corook, watch the music video for “sims” here.