We’d done a REVISIT write up on Tess Roby, during a visit to KEXP, and we were kinda in love with her voice (which is evident in the post). Now, we’re excited to hear of her new video for her single ‘Catalyst’, off of the upcoming new album ‘Beacon’. The artist, photographer, and musician stretches her abilities to touch in methods only she can describe. And we’re again, heck in love with the output.
Tess Roby’s Debut Album ‘Beacon’ Drops April 20th, 2018.
How can you not be, right? She’s got a vision and she rightly seeks it out. The Montreal based musician is just beautiful to listen to. And ‘Catalyst’ brings out some of her operatic and stage style elements, impressing us of the Universal aptitudes we miss, as people trying their best in life.
“Throughout my life I have felt the pull to return to it,” she says. “I’m beckoned by father’s roots and by the sullen landscape of fields leading to the coast.”
The Super 8 shot video encapsulates what we love at CHF: artful photography and moving pictures, dramatic narration to a tale of personal wealth, with musical sensibilities of a talented and veteran artist.
“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.
Her next stop in her tour is in April 19th, in Montreal Canada.
She’s rep’ed by Italians Do It Better.
Tess Roby Beacon Tracklisting
1. Given Signs
2. Ballad 5
4. Plasticine Hills
7. Air Above Mirage
Tess Roby On Tour
* = w/Carla Dal Forno
04.19.18 Sala Rossa, Montreal, QC
04.21.18 918 Bathurst, Toronto, ON
05.18.18 Moog Fest, Durham, NC
05.19.18 Moog Fest, Durham, NC
05.21.18 Union Stage, Washington, DC *
05.24.18 Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA *
05.25.18 Whistle Shop, San Diego, CA *
05.26.18 Resident, Los Angeles, CA *
05.27.18 The Chapel, San Francisco, CA *
05.28.18 The Minplex, Arcata, CA *
05.29.18 Holocene, Portland, OR *
05.30.18 Timbre Room, Seattle, WA *