- 11 Jun 20
The artist released a heartfelt note to her fans on Twitter.
Announcing the project yesterday, the South London artist also released a poem inspired by the track, expressing to her fans that "the last few weeks absorbing art has been saving my life".
The cover was released as part of Tom Dream's new short film Shy Radicals, described as a "portrait of Hamja Ahsan and the story behind his remarkable book and satirical manifesto, which calls for all shy, quiet, and introverted people to unify and overthrow extrovert-supremacy.”
Parks collaborated with artist Stephen Anthony Davis on the artwork for the poem, also called 'Creep'.
On Instagram, the 19-year-old explained that she has been "reflecting and grappling with a million different feelings".
“Art acts as a source of solace and joy for all of us - it has kept me grounded in the eye of the storm. I’ve been singing, I want to share it with you and I hope it brings you some peace.”
Filmed in an empty room, Parks performs the cover on a grand piano surrounded by atmospheric shafts of light. The song may by 28-years-old, but the young musician adds new layers to the anthem.
“‘Creep’ is a simultaneously delicate and brutal exploration of inner turmoil and human relationships,” Parks wrote.
“This song has acted as a refuge for me, during times of self-reflection and low mood, for many years and Radiohead as a band has deeply influenced my music.”
Watch the full, captivating cover below: