Taking inspiration from the sound of 2000s “bubblegum” pop, modern hip hop, psychedelic rock, and other genres, and artists such as Charli xcx, Cory Liner has created a unique sound, and has been making waves in the queer scene. This can be heard in all its glory on Cory’s latest single, ‘Short Boys Suck’. Although at first it might seem as though the song is a diss track, it actually examines serious subjects, but using humour as a means by which to bring a light-heartedness to the themes.
‘Short Boys Suck’ is about throwing stones at and destroying a romantic relationship because of your own insecurities. Giving shallow excuses, such as that referenced in the title, it reveals much about the way the speaker – not necessarily Cory herself – feels themselves. They say they don’t “give a fuck” when the clearly do. They’re wanting to get out of a situation before they get hurt – because presumably they have been hurt before.
Listen to ‘Short Boys Suck’: