Is it possible for songs to have a taste? A man in Britain says it is possible due to a condition called synesthesia. Synesthesia is a neurological conditional where two of the senses are connected. While there are different forms of the condition, there is one type that allows a person to “taste” certain sounds.
James Wannerton, the president of Britain’s Synesthesia Association has linked certain tastes to several different songs.
Here’s what he said about the biggest songs of 2016:
- Adele’s “Hello” tastes like orange seeds, fresh melon, Snickers, and rubber bands.
- Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” tastes like boiled egg white, cinnamon rolls, and grape cotton candy
- Drake’s “One Chance” tastes like Rice Krispies, blackberries, warm water, and wet cotton
- Rhianna’s “Work” tastes like stewed rhubarb, sour apple gum, ham, and soft plums
He also “tasted” some classics too:
- Chubby Checker’s “The Twist” tastes like green Jell-O, Willy Wonka Fun Dip, fatty leg of lamb and hard candies.
- Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” tastes like yogurt, Gorilla Glue, fatty bacon, and Zebra Cakes
- Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust” tastes like evaporated milk with cake, Gummy Bears, and unripe tangerine.