As part of our recently-introduced Pop GM segment, we’re compiling noteworthy references to GM products and vehicles in pop culture. For our second installment, we’re focusing on a contemporary song called “Backseat (Kiss Me)” by Canadian artist Jutes, which mentions the Chevy Tahoe.
The new record was just released on October 8th, and is the artist’s sixth release so far this year. The song uses the all-new 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe to paint a picture of romance, and is actually a remake of the classic hit “Kiss Me” by Sixthpence None The Richer, which debuted back in 1997 and was the group’s best-selling single in the United States.
To see just how allusive the song really is, we decided to take a closer look at the lyrics of the Capitol Records-owned track.
“Kiss me, in the backseat of my new Tahoe,” is the first line of the chorus, so it’s heard quite a few times throughout the track. And with 66 percent more cargo room behind the third row (for a best-in-class measurement) as well as 10 additional inches of third-row legroom, there’s certainly plenty of room in the back of Chevy’s all-new, full-size SUV.
“Now we’re in the Chevy, things are getting crazy,” which is certainly understandable as the entirely new interior offers up to five display screens in total, including:
- Standard 10-inch (254 mm) diagonal central color touchscreen, the largest in its segment
- Available 8-inch (203 mm) diagonal instrument cluster
- Available 15-inch (381 mm) Head-Up Display, which no competitor offers
- Available dual 12.6-inch (320 mm) diagonal rear-seat LCD displays
If that isn’t wild enough, the 2021 Chevy Tahoe also offers nine camera views, which is another best-in-class feature.
The promotional artwork that goes along with the new record also depicts a rear three-quarter shot of the 2021 Chevy Tahoe. Aside from the absence of any bow ties, the vehicle on the cover is the new Tahoe through and through.
It’s also worth noting that The Bow Tie brand isn’t the only automaker referenced in Jutes’s new track. “You got me on autopilot like a Telsa,” refers to the EV maker’s advanced driver-assistance system features, formally known as Tesla Autopilot. What’s more, “Backseat (Kiss Me)” also isn’t the first time Jutes has made an automobile the inspiration of his artwork. Back in 2016, he released a track titled “Toyota” that revolved around a Toyota Corolla. With this being GM Authority, the Chevy is clearly much more our speed.