Corinne Savage, a conisuer of cheese balls and a queen with a legendary last name, is releasing her second single “bad friend” today, completed with a video showing off her expirences, thoughts, and artistic prowess. “bad friend” follows unforgettable debut single “sims” where corook, quite literally, turns into a sim and expresses why such a life is may be better than living in reality. Through a quirky and hilarious way of being creative, corook tackles themes that are rather personal, yet truly relatable to anyone who takes a listen.
Everything about “bad friend” is an absolute treat to delve into. The video begins with an introduction to corook, and the fact that her director brought in past friends for her to sing to. We are introduced to characters like someone who took the blame when corook crashed his moms’s car in a pool, someone she never texted back after his mom passed away, someone corook owes $7,486.37, and others. Of course, these are all actors, and we are made aware of this fact after corook bluntly states so right in the middle of the song. Near the end of the track, however, we see a moment of character developement, and these ‘actors’ come back for her and literally lift her up, signifying that thet have become her real friends.
Through the visuals, and breathtaking sound that this track holds, at its core “bad friend” holds a personal message that features insecurities and thoughts of self doubt. Although this is true, such details are shown beautifully in a relatable presentation that isn’t normally seen in everyday media, and I have a new, refreshed feeling residing in me after being exposed to corook’s work.