Jess Ribeiro today releases the brand-new track 'Chair Stare’ premiered via Double J and accompanying video premiered via Pilerats. ‘Chair Stare’ is the third single from Jess’s highly anticipated new album LOVE HATE – also announced today and to be released via Barely Dressed / Remote Control Records on Friday April 12, 2019.
‘Chair Stare’ exemplifies one of the reasons Ribeiro is such a compelling and extraordinary songwriter – packed full of double and triple entendre, the protagonist addresses a wooden chair assigning it personality, agency and sexuality. Or maybe not.
you know what I like to do…. I’ve got the chair stare I’ve got the chair stare”
Ribeiro is dead-serious about writing great songs, and this is close to her best. Staccato synths underpin a driving rhythm section that powers through one of the most undeniable and hook-laden songs of Ribeiro’s career.
Accompanying ‘Chair Stare’ is a rouge music-video directed by Jade Marie Elford and shot on Super 8 camera. The video doubles down on the song’s suggestiveness as it shows a couple (Jess Ribeiroincluded) admiring an Eden-like garden in bloom. Jade explains “The pair come across a dancer and become enamored - struck with lust. There is lots of fanning and some sensual dancing going on. They leave the garden in the nude. Jess suggested the bare bum scene. The best ending!”
Jess goes on to say “In awkward moments a nudie run is always a good suggestion to awaken and excite the air.”
On Ribeiro's third album LOVE HATE Jess traverses the landscapes of love: its amorous peaks, its rough rivers, and its dark valleys. Much like a concept album – Jess ponders the metamorphisis of the many stages of love –attraction, passion, infatuation, adulation, longing, submissiveness, and madness. No doubt ‘Chair Stare’ is desire.
Jess Ribeiro is a shape-shifting musical enigma. The near-untouchable quality of her recorded output is astonishingly consistent and the wait for new music is always worthwhile. LOVE HATE will be Jess’s third studio album - produced by Ben Edwards (Aldous Harding/Marlon Williams/Julia Jacklin) and recorded as a 3-piece Dave Mudie (Courtney Barnett) and Jade Imagine.
Preorder Jess Ribeiro - LOVE HATE via https://jess-ribeiro.lnk.to/LOVEHATE
Jess Ribeiro - LOVE HATE is out Friday 12 April
via Barely Dressed Records / Remote Control Records.