London-based Australian performer and songwriter Jess Chalker has just released her new single titled “Stupid Trick“. This new single is part of her debut solo album Hemispheres that will be released in November 5 through 528 Records.
“Stupid Trick” is an 80’s inspired track that features light-hearted and soft vibes, and the lyrics take a spin at the innocence on young love. It pulls at the intensity of teenager romance before really knowing what love means.
With the new song, she also released a brand new video for the song and celebrates her first time getting a short film script done. The video was directed by Marcelo de la Vega and the cinematography was shot by Shane Benson. The visual was shot in post-lockdown London and was inspired by Jess’ favourite places in Postman’s Park.
This new song follows her album’s first single “Don’t Fight It” that charted at #1 on Hype Machine and was named in the “Best New Australian Music” list from The Guardian. Hemispheres is a stunning album that has been receiving funds from the Australia Council for the Arts. It explores subjects as depression and hopefulness, self-love and self-doubt and many others.
After the pandemic hit, Jess had to deal with the loss of her job and some health issues that left her spiralling so she turned to music where she could find her escape from the cruelties of the world. She got to collaborate with her friends from Sidney, Los Angeles and London with whom she finished crafting this emotive and retro-inspired album.
Take a moment to listen to this song and get involved with the visuals from her brand new track “Stupid Trick”: