In Love With This Place
I’m in love with this place, if I could show you your heart would change.
Why I wrote this song
Bummed out by the current state of the world I sat by the water and imagined politicians “doing time” in nature.
Imagine if no decisions could be made until you had spent time consulting with the natural world.
I feel like the people in charge of our planet are disconnected. If they entered deeply into a sincere relationship with nature, they would start making thoughtful and lasting choices.
About me as an artist
Jess Ribeiro has cemented herself as one of the Australian underground’s most engaging and unpredictable creative forces and her evolution is only just beginning.
A shape-shifting musical enigma, the near-untouchable quality of Jess’s recorded output is astonishingly consistent and the wait for new music is always worthwhile.
2012’s My Little River was an award-winning folk-country triumph. 2015’s Kill It Yourself was a slow-burning indie-noire which left reviewers scrambling for superlatives. 2019 saw the release of LOVE HATE and a growing audience overseas with 4 stars from the UK Times.
Ribeiro has supported artists such as Angel Olsen, Kurt Vile, Aldous Harding and Nick Cave. Her songs are cinematic in scope: music that travels, across deserts like a Western, through city streets like Film Noir. Narrative and poetic, Ribeiro’s lyrics are rhythmic and evocative, conjuring images that are dimly-lit, but nonetheless electric.
About the music video
The environmental organisations I admire or support
Green Music Australia, The Climate Council, Schools Strike 4 Climate, Climate Five, Ocean impact Organisation, Save The Bees Australia