Bonnaroo Artist | corook
Bonnaroo History | Newbie
Stage & Time | Sunday | Who Stage | 5:45-6:30pm
Like we’ve been doing for many years now, we’re making it our mission to help you get acquainted with many of our favorite acts from Bonnaroo‘s 2022 lineup. And, for the first time in three years, we finally feel confident that there definitely will be a Bonnaroo this year, after a postponement then cancelation in 2020 due to Covid, and an unfortunate rainout of last year’s would-be September event. Returned to its traditional timeframe of June 16-19, this marks Bonnaroo’s 21st summer and 19th installment, and features a largely new lineup for the festival’s much-anticipated return!
As we dig through the entire schedule, we’ll highlight a spread of performers spanning across genres and stages, big and small, new and old, to bring you some of the most interesting, lesser-known, and most highly-recommended among this year’s crop of artists. And as our time at ‘Roo approaches, we’ll also be bringing you some special features and full list-style daily lineup guides, to help you plan your weekend ahead of the fest. While these previews won’t span every artist, and might omit some more obvious must-see acts, we hope they’ll serve as a way to help you navigate Bonnaroo’s gargantuan lineup, and to make the most of your busy weekend on the farm!
Grab your tickets right here if you haven’t already, and read on for our Bonnaroo Artist Spotlight!
Nashville-based quirky, queer alt-pop artist corook is so new to the scene that her first single only dropped six months ago, but with the excellent and varied string of tracks that’ve arrived since, leading to last month’s really extraordinarily catchy, funny yet earnest debut EP, achoo! (an effort she released through Atlantic Records; not bad for a brand new project), she’s fast become one of Music City’s most exciting new artists to keep an eye on. Born Corinne Savage and hailing from Pittsburgh, 27-year-old corook (pronounced corook) grew up on a steady diet of Gwen Stefani, Drake, and Mac Miller, and attended a performing arts high school before graduating with a dual degree from Berklee College of Music, eventually settling down in Nashville after trying out some other big cities. Whether it’s stressing how much she hates snakes, roleplaying as her father while commenting on the hurdles of the modern college experience, or devoting a whole song to the distraction that is The Sims, there’s a definite silly streak that runs through corook’s bouncy, insanely catchy, super stylish indie/alt-pop songs, as well as their accompanying music videos and the bright and humorous aesthetic surrounding a lot of her press material. But if you take the time to listen- not just to the more serious tunes like the soul-searching “idk god” or the more introspective “bad friend,” but to the underlying themes of even the sillier tracks- you’ll find that the comedic veneer seems to be a bit of a mask, to add a layer of lightheartedness while vulnerably exploring feelings of stress, uncertainty, the difficult bonds of meaningful friendship, and self-confidence. Fresh off her first tour ever with K.Flay, and set to hit the road with JP Saxe ahead of Bonnaroo, corook, a multi-instrumentalist, producer, and self-described “huge fuckin dork,” arrives at Bonnaroo as one of THE most buzzworthy new artists of this year’s whole lineup. We absolutely love catching up and comers at the start of what feels all but certain to be a huge and substantial career, and having already dropped one of 2022’s best pop albums, there couldn’t be a more exciting moment to see corook live, especially while she’s still playing more intimate stages. Make her performance a priority!
WATCH | “degree” (Official Music Video)
LISTEN | “bad friend”