Debut LP Beacon dueÂ out May 4th via Italians Do It Better.
Montreal based musician, Tess Roby, has shared a new single, 'Given Signs,' featuring on her upcoming album 'Beacon', which is out May 4th via Italians Do It Better. 'Given Signs' is the album opener and features glassy electronic instrumentation alongside Roby's vocal, which has unmistakable Sade tones to them. Roby's forthcoming debut Beacon,Â was written shortly after her father passed away and is a homage to him and the time they spent together in Lancashire, UK.
BeaconÂ is named after The Beacon, a monolith erected in 1798 as a watchtower, which crowns Ashurst Hill in Dalton, Lancashire. Classically trained Tess has felt drawn to this place which stood out in her mind and is also part of her father's heritage. She explains in a press release, âThroughout myÂ life I have felt the pull to return to it,â she says. âIâm beckoned by fatherâs roots and by the sullen landscape of fields leading to the coast.â
Check out the track below and see her upcoming US tour dates.
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