Is Euphoria a TV Show or an Aesthetic?
From the HBO Series to Cottagecore, the Blending of Surface and Serious May Serve Modern Life
In the comment section of a one-hour loop of the Labrinth song “Forever” that’s already hit upward of a million views on YouTube, one person wrote: “This song makes me feel a way I did not know existed.” Another: “I can literally listen to this sound all night.”
“Forever,” with its catchy “oh-oh-oh, ooh” refrain, and the HBO teen drama it was composed for, Euphoria, share a big, aching quality that has made the show, which wrapped its second season this week, a phenomenon. From glitter eyeshadow to moody neon pink and …