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Bleak Crush is a continuing gritty style that dates from around 2022 until the present. It's a cross between Grunge, Y2K, and McBling. It is an unconscious manifestation of the dismal despairing mood caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation, and overall bewilderment about the world. Even though it uses the same color scheme as Cyber Grunge, its appearance is very different due to its deteriorating fashion and architecture. The term was coined by designer Steves Peeps in 2022.

Fashion[]

  • Grey clothing
  • Y2K/Grunge/McBling hybrid styles
  • Purple clothing

Visuals[]

  • Empty storefronts
  • Graffiti revival
  • Vacant luxury apartments
  • Outdated Millennial Grey interiors
  • Nu-Urban decay

Music[]

  • Ice Spice
  • PinkPantheress
  • Phonk music
  • Steve Lacy
  • Rage and New Jazz (hip-hop subgenres)

Events[]

  • Inflation
  • End of COVID-19 as a public health emergency as per WHO
  • Russia-Ukraine war
  • Rise of artificial intelligence
  • Canadian wildfires
  • Underground rave revival
  • UAP/UFO hearings

Gallery[]

References[]

1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-EUIGCuDPY&lc=Ugxo7_7pE5Na9bbEC7x4AaABAg.9bEdLVcsM-pA-hcTYQzxhv

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