Jesse Jo Stark explores “duality of love” on dramatic new single ‘Lipstick’

The LA artist's debut album 'Doomed' came out today (September 21)

Jesse Jo Stark has released her debut studio album ‘Doomed’ – check out the video for her latest single, ‘Lipstick’, below.

Comprising 11 tracks, the Los Angeles singer-songwriter’s first full-length record was co-produced with Jesse Rutherford (The Neighbourhood, Benny Blanco) and Michael Harris (Haim, Angel Olsen).

The project was recently previewed with the haunting track ‘Tornado’, a “melancholic and wistful take on a passionate and all-consuming love”. It followed on from the singles ‘Modern Love’ and ‘So Bad’ (feat. Jesse Rutherford).


On ‘Lipstick’, Stark explores the “duality of love” and the recalls the experience of reliving a bout of emotional torment.

I don’t wanna be here anymore/ I’m dead, lying on the floor/ Your lipstick tastes like cocaine/ Your lipstick/ Take away the pain,” the artist sings in the dramatic chorus. “I can’t do this anymore.”

The vintage-style official video – helmed by director Bethany Vargas – sees Stark embody various “icons of the past”, and in one scene she’s tied to a black crucifix. Watch the visuals above.

You can listen to/purchase ‘Doomed’ here, or tune in via Spotify above.


Jesse Jo Stark is scheduled to showcase her debut album at a string sold-out headline concerts this autumn. She’ll play at The Lower Third in London next Friday (September 30) ahead of gigs in Los Angeles (October 15) and New York (19).

Jesse Jo Stark’s 2022 tour dates:

30 – The Lower Third, London

15 – The Echo, Los Angeles
19 – Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, New York 

The full ‘Doomed’ tracklist is as follows:

‘666 In The Subs’
‘So Bad’ feat. Jesse Rutherford
‘Modern Love’
‘Love Is A Dream’
‘Sugar High’

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