Sadcore Sundays: “The One” by Jorja Smith

It’s a weird balance to love someone and ask for their help, and conversely, to not run to them each time. Even though it is human to need company when we’re feeling sad, it can be scary to be vulnerable. If you’re struggling with this balance, Jorja Smith’s R&B pop song “The One” will soothe you when you choose to take care of yourself, and understand when you have trouble being okay with having a loved one be there for you. The choice is yours, and any choice you make is the right one.

Sadcore Sundays: “Creep” by Radiohead

This week, I found out my younger cousin is also a Radiohead fan, and that one of his favorite song’s of theirs is “Creep.” I had forgotten how much I used to love that song. The iconic “But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo” line resonated with me in middle school, high school, and still now, as I’ve always felt like an outcast. Even though, in context of the song, that line has a negative connotation, I felt a sense of strength and pride like, fuck it, I am a creep, I am a weirdo, I don’t know what the hell I’m doing here, and I’m gonna own that. I hope this song helps you embrace your strange and beautiful self.