Today Montreal via Toronto artist Tess Roby shared the reflective and poignant “Given Signs”, the second single from her debut album Beacon which was written a couple of years back in the aftermath of her English born father’s passing. Glistening guitar melodies, elegant synth touches and crisp drums and percussion fit hand in hand with Roby’s commanding yet dreamy vocals as she searches for place and meaning in her memories. It follows up deeply nostalgic and ornamental first single ‘Catalyst’, released last month. Check out the new track below as well as her excellent live performance at KEXP in February. And in case you haven’t caught up with ‘Catalyst’ and its Roby and Hugo Bernier  Super 8 shot video yet, that’s there too. Beacon is out in North America tomorrow with the UK and Europe to follow on May 4 through Italians Do It Better. Order it on all formats here.


1. Given Signs
2. Ballad 5
3. Catalyst
4. Plasticine Hills
5. Beacon
6. Tripling
7. Air Above Mirage
8. Borders


Given Signs

Tess Roby (CAN)

From the album, ‘Beacon’, Italians Do It Better. Out May 4 (UK/ROW).

Tess Roby Facebook

Audio Stream

Live Performance – KEXP Studios, February 2018.



Tess Roby (CAN)

From the forthcoming album, ‘Beacon’, Italians Do It Better. Out May 4.

Official Video