Jess Locke announces new album – Universe + shares video for title track

Jess Locke has announced her new album Universe, out on Friday 20th October. She has also shared an accompanying video to the title track, made by friends of Jess, Marnie Vaughn (Bare Pictures) and Mim Montgomery at Monster House, an artist run studio space in Marrickville. Watch it below!

Half stop motion animation and half video, the ‘Universe’ video shows Jess singing to the viewer through an old window as its panes are gradually covered by Mim’s beautiful artwork. “The video touches on that theme of connection and separation,” Jess offers, “whilst also being colourful and kind of upbeat.”

“The song is about trying to connect with reality, “ says Jess, “with the physical environment and with people, literally and emotionally…”

With a few years playing and then recording with her full band under her belt, Universe emerged consisting of both brand new and older previously released home-recordings, now re-written. It was a process that pushed Jess musically further than her previous releases: “the album was very much about exploring the sound of things, and capturing an atmosphere, more than any particular concepts. There are definitely themes that pop up, but really, the ideas are quite broad, maybe that’s why I decided to call it ‘Universe’…” Pre-order Universe here.

Stream / download ‘Universe’:

Jess Locke – Tour Dates

Friday 1 September – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC #
Sunday 3 September – Sounds Of The Suburbs, Sutherland NSW
Wednesday 6 September – Black Bear Lodge, Bigsound, Brisbane QLD
Thursday 7 September – The Foundry, Bigsound, Brisbane QLD
Saturday 9 September – Crowbar, Brisbane QLD **
Monday 11 September – Transit Bar, Canberra ACT **
Wednesday 13 September – Ed Castle, Adelaide SA **
Thursday 14 September – The Gasometer, Melbourne VIC **
Saturday 16 September – Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC **
Sunday 17 September – Poison City Weekender, Melbourne SOLD OUT
Sunday 17 September – Wrangler Studios, Melbourne (All Ages) VIC **
Saturday 7 October – Punk Rock Pie Night, The Reverence Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Thursday 12th October – Til The Wheels Fall Off, Launceston
Saturday 9 December – Fairgrounds Festival, Berry NSW

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** supporting Jeff Rosenstock

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