New York, NY (November 27, 2018) – Jess Ribeiro has released a new single, “Love Is The Score Of Nothing”, today via Barely Dressed Records/Redeye Worldwide, premiering a video for the track via The 405 – share via YouTube. The single, from one of Melbourne’s most beloved and acclaimed musicians, is Ribeiro’s first new music in over three years, hinting at a new album in 2019.
“Love Is The Score Of Nothing” is something of an indie rock banger, signaling a new sound for an artist whose previous albums explored a kind of intricate Folk-Noire. This time round Ribeiro recalls the nonchalant coolness of the great French female vocalists of the 1960s. Her vocal performance is detached while a delightful jangle of guitars, drums, keys, and percussion swirls happily underneath.
Produced by Ben Edwards (Marlon Williams/Julia Jacklin) and recorded as an all-star 3-piece (Dave Mudie of Courtney Barnett fame and Jade Imagine), “Love Is the Score Of Nothing” features lyrics despairing about love at its most nihilistic. This is a song about love – but most definitely not a love song.
Jess suggests, “Love is like tennis. You win, you lose, you work up a sweat, the game ends. You go home, take a shower then go outside and keep playing. “
The video was directed by Nick McKinlay and shot around Melbourne’s famous Ginger Hair Salon. As Jess explains, “Hairstylist Ginger Light is well known for her love of Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin, and all things ‘60s fashion and hair.” As Nick goes on to say “It ended up being a celebration of Ginger’s life, shooting at her salon, in her car, and on her roof. We aspired to reflect her life on film…. with tennis racquets.” Watch via the image below.
“Love Is The Score Of Nothing” is the first music out from Jess Ribeiro since her 2015 triumph Kill it Yourself. That album was shortlisted in the top 10 for the Australian Music Prize, received ‘Album of the Week’ on multiple Australian radio stations and received impressive reviews across the board. Jess Ribeiro is undoubtedly a shape-shifting musical enigma. She’s never been prolific (each of her albums has been separated by 3-4 years) but the near-untouchable quality of her recorded output is astonishingly consistent and the wait for new music is always worthwhile.
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