Corpse Husband may have earned its fame through its content among us on YouTube, but the faceless sensation also has a thriving music career filled with songs that are both hilarious and inspiring.
If there’s one thing I never grew up on, it’s that early goth phase of my teenage years.
Determined to return the bird to the system and become a rebel without a cause, Corpse husband embodies everything our old emos aspired to be. The faceless sensation of YouTube has eluded our eyes for so long, and that seems to be the reason people are so obsessed with it.
My relationship with Corpse is a bit more complex, however. In writing this article, it was his music that caught the attention of this writer.
The invisible virtuoso reinventing the wheel
Most of us have a pretty comprehensive Spotify playlist, but when Corpse comes along, you automatically know who it is, and it’s not just because of the vocals.
Corpse’s music has a throaty sound unlike any other artist. Influenced by the iconic screams of Bring Me The Horizon mixed with the creeps and depth of Marilyn Manson, the lyrics are an artistic blend of Tenacious D humor and punchy analogies of Oli Sykes.
The heavy bass coupled with the generally spooky sounds that accompany it don’t just make it stand out from the pack. This makes him the ultimate corpse husband.
The ability to translate your whole personality into music is a gift. Aspiring musicians should really take a leaf from the YouTuber book.
“Don’t call me that, I’m not a weeb”
Lyrics are another aspect of his music that future superstars should pick up. Of course, you probably shouldn’t drop his tracks on the playlist for your annual family reunion, but some of his lines are absolutely hilarious.
Full of anime references and a dash of memes, the way he combines fun themes with dark, eerie retro-rhythms is a talent his contemporaries should be envious of.
Songs like “Cat Girls Ruining My Life,” as well as “E-Girls Ruining My Life,” have attracted their impressive numbers of listeners for a reason. With jokes like “do a pile, PepeLaugh, drove all these bitches crazy” and “Gaspare told me to kill him, I said” Let me take my Death Note “” you can’t keep you from cracking a smile.
However, I am not responsible for any offense caused to your grandmother.
The dark side of Corpse Husband songs
However, it’s not all fun and games with Corpse. Much of what is explored in his music gives us a deep dive into the mental illnesses that devour the YouTuber every waking moment.
“Agoraphobia”, named for the fear of traveling outside of “safe space”, is the tragic tale of a human being full of anxiety. “Never Satisfied” deals directly with the feeling of never being good enough. “Miss You” addresses the harsh reality of breakups Taylor Swift never wanted you to see. The list goes on.
YouTubers often present a polished facade online, which in turn “inspires” young people to be like them. Unlike others, Corpse features a real person, with real issues. In this way, it is a beacon of hope for those suffering from mental health issues; a light at the end of a very dark tunnel.
While he might not see himself that way, it is the truth. People love Corpse music because it can be told. We understand it, I understand it.
Corpse Husband songs are designed to inspire
And that’s why I have come to love Corpse Husband. It is not the deep voice. This is not the image from the anime X Donnie Darko that we are seeing. It’s not even his YouTube videos. This is because he is humanity in its rawest form.
In a world of perfection, Corpse makes us proud to be the ointment fly. He proves that we are not alone and, in turn, we let him know that he is not alone. He let us know how a lot of fan support means on Twitter. Although at first it may seem symbiotic, it is what a lot of people need in order to heal.
I’m excited to see where he goes next, especially given the nature of the musical teaser he posted on Twitter in April. In fact, the edge of the seat is quite worn out now.