Just in time for winter Australian folk singer songwriter Jess Ribeiro releases new single, “Summer of Love”, out now via Labelman. It’s a fragile thing of beauty and a song that encompasses hopefulness, love vulnerability and mourning. The music video for ‘Summer of Love’ was filmed and directed by Nick Mckk who is well known for his collaborations with musician Julia Jacklin, RVG and Rolling Blackouts. Nick and Jess made the music video spontaneously after plans changed due to cast members getting sick.
Ribeiro shares: “Nick is one of my favorite people to work with, he’s intuitive, open and empathetic.”
“Summer of Love” was originally born as an 80’s pop song recorded with producer John Castle (Vika & Linda, Cub Sport), before a second life as a Velvet Underground-inspired rock number made alongside Mick Harvey (The Birthday Party, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds). What you hear is its third and final incarnation, and for Jess Ribeiro, the song’s true form: capturing the rawness and vulnerability she felt around the reopening of a much-publicised missing person’s case that marked the end of her childhood. Ribeiro shares, “This song has undergone many evolutions but this version suits where I’m at. It’s stripped back, vulnerable, reflective.”