Tess Roby Shares New Single “Given Signs”

Montreal musician Tess Roby is sharing a new single, “Given Signs,” from her upcoming album Beacon, which is out May 4th (UK) via Italians Do It Better.

Album opener “Given Signs” is laced with crystalline electronic sounds and echoes the sentiment of the record beautifully – Beacon was written shortly after Tess’ father passed away and is both a homage to him and also to their time spent in Lancashire as a family.

Roby’s debut album Beacon was written in 2015, following the death of her father. She collaborated with her brother Eliot to create what they describe as a kind of spiritual homage — both to her father and to the Beacon, where the family travelled often. Roby recorded these songs with the drum machines and synthesizers she found in her father’s recording studio, and galvanized by his spirit she imbued the music with love, movement, whispers, memories, and pain. “All the while the Beacon remained effervescent in my mind,” Roby remembers. “Visions of it ablaze on the hilltop, standing motionless while I searched for understanding.

Tess Roby On Tour
19.04.18 Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC (Album launch show)
21.04.18 918 Bathurst, Toronto, ON (Album launch show)
18.05.18 Moog Fest, Durham, NC
19.05.18 Moog Fest, Durham, NC
21.05.18 Union Stage, Washington, DC w/Carla Dal Forno
24.05.18 Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA w/Carla Dal Forno
25.05.18 Whistle Shop, San Diego, CA w/ Carla Dal Forno
26.05.18 Resident, Los Angeles, CA w/Carla Dal Forno
27.05.18 The Chapel, San Francisco, CA w/Carla Dal Forno
28.05.18 The Minplex, Arcata, CA w/Carla Dal Forno
29.05.18 Holocene, Portland, OR w/ Carla Dal Forno
30.05.18 Timbre Room, Seattle, WA w/ Carla Dal Forno
01.06.18 Double Double Land, Toronto, ON w/Carla Dal Forno
07.06.18 Elsewhere Brooklyn NY w/ Carla Dal Forno

Photo credit: Ryan Molnar
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