Today, we welcome Chelsea Jade to the Carpark roster. She’s a prolific musician and artist, who was called ‘New Zealand’s Accidental Dream Pop Hero’ by Vice, received various nominations for her songwriting and has written for Chainsmokers, WET, & more, and even was a dancer in Lorde’s music video for Mood Ring. Needless to say, we are so excited and honored to work with her.
She has a new album called Soft Spot out on April 29th, 2022. The first single is called “Optimist” and is out now along with a music video that was directed and animated by Chelsea Jade herself. Watch the video here, and pre-order and stream the single here.
The record transports the listener from speaker-side at a club, to wandering a party, to sitting at an open window with a pianist nearby. It shifts effortlessly from expansive sold-out-show sound to ethereal, twinkling detail. The writing on Soft Spot outwits even its clever, resourceful production, the lyrics a testament to the multi award-winning songwriter’s belief in the pop format as a venue for prose.