Jess Chalker just shared “Stupid Trick,” the new single from her debut solo full length album Hemispheres, due November 5 via her own imprint 528 Records. The 80’s-inspired track from the London-based Australian performer and songwriter is laced with lighthearted, upbeat vibes and lyrics that emote the innocence of young love like the intense feelings you used to have as a teenager before learning what love really means. “I’d been reading some Gael Garcia Marquez novels at the time of writing it, which I think definitely helped shape the concept,” notes Chalker.
Chalker also shared the gorgeous video for “Stupid Trick” today, which was her first attempt at crafting a short film script. Directed by Marcelo de la Vega, the visual was inspired by one her favorite places in London, Postman’s Park, and references some of her cinematic favorites including the 1956 French film The Red Balloon, Charlie Chaplin and Before Sunrise.
Jess is best known as the former frontwoman for Australian new-wave duo We Are The Brave, and has been widely praised for her writing, production and vocals. She’s also a sought after collaborator who has worked with artists including Sam Fischer, Vintage Culture, Isamachine, Gold Kimono and Passenger. Chalker was also part of a GRAMMY-winning team that co-penned Lisa Loeb’s lead single on her kids record Feel What U Feel. Recently, she also composed the original track “Darkest Hour” for the Amazon Original show Panic, performed by Tate McRae.
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