Corporate, Greyson Chance, and Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Two men hold coffee mugs and make faces in Comedy Central's Corporate

Welcome to What’s the Buzz, where members of our staff provide you with recommendations on a weekly basis. This week, Derrick Gravener is listening to Trophies from Greyson Chance, Hawk Ripjaw rediscovers Comedy Central’s Corporate, and Christopher Pilbeam checks out Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Greyson Chance, Trophies

Derrick: Greyson Chance returns with Trophies—an eight-track EP that delivers queer, summer, pop bops, and slow-tempo reflections on his past year filled with love and imposter syndrome.

A far cry from his humble beginnings as a viral child star singing Lady Gaga’s “Paparazzi” at a talent show in 2010, Chance finds a maturity and a cohesiveness that’s a bit more understated than his 2019 album portraits. It’s a quieter album influenced by introspective teenage dreams, a new relationship in his life, and a lot of quarantine what ifs.

“Nobody” is a put-the-top-down, summer jam that is #hotgirlsummer certified, and is the perfect post-lockdown, Tinder-swiping jam.

But goddamn, I could use a little company

Your hands, like the way they feel all over me

Quicksand, pull me under, I don’t need to breathe

On the flipside, its sister song, “Clothes” is an end-of-the-night, driving home alone reflection on what could have been, filled with tender regret.

Time and time, the way it goes

Tear the house down, burn the clothes

Cry until it gets too old

You, where you’re supposed to be

Me, caring endlessly

It’s an EP that you can put on in the background and dance along to in the beginning, but ultimately may end up crying to by the last verse of “Clothes.” It’s a perfect end-of-pride-month month EP: happy on the surface, but ultimately dealing with something deeper when the partying ends.

Written by TV Obsessive

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