Jessy Lanza – “Face”

A couple months ago, Jessy Lanza returned with “Lick In Heaven,” her first new single since her very good 2016 album Oh No. Today, she’s announcing her new album, All The Time, with another new song, “Face.” It’s shuffling and smooth, filled with bleeps and bloops and breathy intonations.

“I was fantasizing about what everyone was thinking based on their expressions,” Lanza said in a statement. “I found myself projecting my own feelings onto the strangers I was looking at. I went home and wrote the lyrics imagining that the commuters were having telepathic conversations with each other. The questions I imagined them asking each other oscillated from sexual to confrontational: ‘Baby is it just enough? Tell me do you want it all? Baby are you feeling tough? Feeling tougher more than not?’”

The song’s music video was shot on a cross-country drive from New York to San Francisco that Lanza undertook with director Winston Case after returning from her recent European tour right when the pandemic was beginning and finding herself out of an apartment in NYC.

Watch and listen below.

TRACKLIST:
01 “Anyone Around”
02 “Lick In Heaven”
03 “Face”
04 “Badly”
05 “Alexander”
06 “Ice Creamy”
07 “Like Fire”
08 “Baby Love”
09 “Over And Over”
10 “All The Time”

All The Time is out 7/24 via Hyperdub. Pre-order it here.