Love Is Alive in corook’s Single, “CGI”

Despite what the song may claim, corook did not run out of “poetic lines” in their newest single, “CGI.” In the song, the Nashville singer-songwriter combines angelic vocals with synth pop beats to profess their love to their girlfriend. In this sweet ode, corook — the artist name of Corinne Savage — creates indie-pop perfection. 

Co-written with Ben Abraham — also known for his work with The Voice winner, Brynn Cartelli — “CGI” is the epitome of a feel-good song. Bright enough to rival the upcoming summer sun, it’s hard to not smile as corook delves into the song’s charming bridge. They sing, “You were so out of my league / You were the ultimate dream / Like something from a movie scene”

As corook describes it:

I’m just an underdog that somehow got the girl of their dreams and i will be writing dorky songs about it til the day i die.

~ corook

The self-produced, dreamy tune proves that butterflies never need to go away. The song sounds fresh, pairing soft, ethereal vocals with lively instrumentals. Never losing their sense of humor within the melodic tribute to love, corook is a master at creating a pop hit while staying relatable. With a catchy chorus to boot, “CGI” is the ideal queer love song.

Soon to be celebrating five years together, corook and their girlfriend recently co-starred in the music video for corook’s single, “the dog.” See the music video below:

As lovely and peppy as “CGI” is, the themes of corook’s discography are multifaceted. “CGI”’s story of love follows the single “i’m not doing well,” in which corook provided a raw look into their mental health. While in “CGI,” corook’s airy vocals add to the carefree feel of the love song, in “i’m not doing well,” they create a sense of intimacy between corook and the listener. “i’m not doing well” is a haunting yet relatable track that showcases corook’s poetic abilities.

It is this duality that has corook on the rise. With over 630,000 followers and 10 million likes on TikTok, they show no sign of slowing down any time soon. “CGI”’s sweet melody and funky production prove that the attention is well-deserved.

The artist — known for wearing vibrant colors and writing relatable lyrics — just finished touring across North America as the opener for Maddie Zahm’s “You Might Not Like Her” tour.

As corook continues to release new music, they can be kept up with on Instagram and TikTok.  

CGI is available to stream on all platforms. Listen now:

I’m a journalist based in the Bay Area with a passion for writing about art, comedy and music.
I’m a journalist based in the Bay Area with a passion for writing about art, comedy and music.

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