Jess Ribeiro has today released her new single ‘Love Is The Score Of Nothing’, it’s the first taste of new music in more than 3 years and is something of an indie rock banger from Ribeiro, signalling a new sound for an artist whose previous albums explored a kind of intricate folk-noire. Watch the accompanying video, directed by Nick McKinlay and shot around Collingwood’s famous Ginger Hair Salon, below!
This time round Ribeiro recalls the nonchalant coolness of the great French female vocalists of the 1960’s. Her vocal performance is detached while a delightful jangle of guitars, drums, keys and percussion swirls happily underneath.
Produced by Ben Edwards and recorded as an all-star 3-piece, ‘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.
Ribeiro 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.”
Ribeiro continues on the video, “Hair stylist Ginger Light is well known for her love of Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin, and all things sixties 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.”
‘Love Is The Score Of Nothing’ is the first music out from Jess Ribeiro since her 2015 triumph Kill it Yourself. Jess Ribeiro is undoubtedly a shape-shifting musical enigma – to show off her new sound (and new band), she has announced a run of east coast dates in February, details below.
Listen / purchase ‘Love Is the Score of Nothing’ here.
Jess Ribeiro – Love Is The Score Of Nothing Tour
Saturday 2 February
Geddes Lane, Melbourne – Tickets
Thursday 7 February
Leadbelly, Sydney – Tickets
Friday 8 February
The Junk Bar, Brisbane – Tickets