If you’ve been to see a Chelsea Jade gig, you’d likely have been struck by her gangly, mesmerising dancing and how polished her live sound is—almost identical to her records.
I, fortunately, got to witness one of the first performances of ‘Good Taste’, the second single off her sophomore album Soft Spot, back in February of 2020. Plugging my headphones to revisit this song takes me straight back to Neck of the Woods, where she casually told the sweaty crowd that “the next song is about oral sex.”
‘Good Taste’ doesn’t front; there’s no ‘Watermelon Sugar’ vagueness. Chelsea Jade wants to let us all know, plain and simple, how she feels about getting head. The single incorporates more of her slick electronic arrangements; tight, clean bass drums; sparse, hypnotic synths; and wry lyrical style. A particular highlight is when she appeals to her sexual partner to “feel me up with feeling” and compares being eaten out to mining for minerals—“so nutritional.” It’s fun, it’s pop-y, and it’s got just the right amount of quirkiness that sets it apart as distinctly Chelsea Jade.
If this song is just a taste of what her album has to offer, I’ll be holding out for the main attraction.