Watch: Jess Ribeiro – ‘Stranger’

Jess Ribeiro today releases the brand new track ‘Stranger’, produced by Ben Edwards and recorded as a 3-piece with Dave Mudie and Jade Imagine. It comes with an accompanying new video, directed by Nick McKinlay. Watch below!

‘Stranger’ displays another shift in sound for the singer. Ribeiro has kissed the swampy humidity of the Australian Music Prize-nominated Kill It Yourself goodbye, and embraced the precise down-strokes and valve-amp hum of a very New York lineage. It’s capped by those lethally cool vocals for which Ribeiro is revered.

In ‘Stranger’ Ribeiro’s voice travels as a narcotic purr; as she explores infatuation and all the daydreaming that comes alongside it. Ribeiro references the 19th-century French writer Stendhal and his recognition that “this is a love that lives only through the imagination”.

Jess explains, “this music clip was made at my families truck yard in outback Australia. It features family members including my Uncles Chris, Tim, Pat and Anthony Kelly (martial artist – & Guinness World Record holder!)”

Jess makes her film entrance tearing up the paddock doing doughnuts in her Uncle Chris’s V8 Ute, but soon everyone wanted to get involved; “as we brought out the Ute, everyone wanted to bring out their toys – including the military world war 1 Harley Davidson. Lot’s of cars and bikes didn’t make it through the final cut but that’s what happens when you make a song that goes for less than 4 minutes”

No doubt there will be more gems to come from Ribeiro in the coming months. Until then – you can catch her live with Calexico (performing solo) – or at one of her upcoming headline shows. Details below.

Listen / purchase:

Jess Ribeiro tour poster

Jess Ribeiro (solo) – on tour with Calexico

Tuesday, 22 January
The Factory, Sydney

Thursday, 24 January
Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne

Friday, 25 January
Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne

Sunday, 27 January
The Theatre Royal, Castlemaine

Jess Ribeiro – Love Is The Score Of Nothing Single Tour

Saturday 2 February
Geddes Lane, Melbourne – Tickets

Thursday 7 February
Leadbelly, Sydney – Tickets

Friday 8 February
The Junk Bar, Brisbane – Tickets

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