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The title of Jess Ribeiro’s third album, LOVE HATE, certainly reveals everything you would need to know about its thematic content. The record traverses the theory that we experience love over the course of seven stages – attraction, infatuation, love, reverence, worship, obsession, death.

Sonically the record is vastly different to her previous offerings but keeps her incredibly compelling and beautiful voice a focal point. Ribeiro’s voice is used throughout the record as an instrument to heighten the various other instruments around it.

LOVE HATE is filled with metaphors, double entendres and hidden messages which will require multiple listens to fully decipher.

★★★ ½