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.

Sadcore Sundays: “Out Loud” by scarypoolparty

Back in August 2018, Janette Ayub of Girl Underground Music invited me to play a benefit show as Cusi Coyllur to help keep families together who were separated due to Trump’s zero tolerance policy. After I performed, scarypoolparty went on and I fell in love with his fast finger-picking, soothing voice, and his song “Out Loud.” So much so that the next day, I learned it on piano and played it over and over again, adding vocal harmonies to it too.