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Montreal’s Tess Roby shares video for hypnotic new single ‘Up 2 Me’

Montreal artist Tess Roby has shared a video for her new single “Up 2 Me.”

The track serves as the second single from her upcoming album, Ideas of Space, out April 22nd. Today’s release is a hypnotic single with ethereal vocal lines and climbing synths. The “Up 2 Me” video was directed by Tess Roby herself, and she stars in it as well. It boasts picturesque shots of her making her way through cinematic landscapes.

“The making of this song was very meditative,” Tess Roby explains. “It was the first song I wrote following a situation that had taken a toll on my mental health, and had kept me out of the studio for a long time. The first iteration came in the summer of 2020, and it rested as an instrumental demo for a while. When I was close to finishing the album, I searched through all my recordings to find a final track – this one stood out to me.”

Watch the video for “Up 2 Me” below.

“I wrote the vocal melody and arranged the song, then brought the instrumental to Austin Tufts along with a beat and asked him to program and expand on the idea,” Roby adds. “At this point we had been working together for awhile and he was totally immersed in my sonic universe and knew the mood I was after. When I first heard the track with the drums, it was early Spring in April 2021. Montreal had this ridiculous 8pm curfew– it was 7:30pm or so and I left my apartment so I could listen outside. The sun was setting, the streets were empty, and I listened to the track on repeat until I had to run home.

Pre-order Ideas of Space here or check out the tracklist below.

Ideas of Space Tracklist:

01 – “Century”
02 – “Eyes Like Babylon”
03 – “Ideas of Space”
04 – “Path”
05 – “Walls Surrounding Water”
06 – “Euphoria in August”
07 – “Up 2 Me”
08 – “House/Home”
09 – “Cloud Cover”
10 – “Elegy Revisited”

Tess Roby is also headed out on tour. Check out the dates below.

Tess Roby Tour Dates:

Toronto – The Garrison w/ Austra – March 29
Toronto – The Danforth Music Hall w/ Men I Trust – March 30
Toronto – The Danforth Music Hall w/ Men I Trust – March 31
Montreal – Corona Theatre w/ Men I Trust – April 11
Montreal – Corona Theatre w/ Men I Trust – April 12
Montreal – Corona Theatre w/ Men I Trust – April 13
Toronto – St Anne’s Parish Hall (Record Release Show) – May 26
Montreal – PHI Centre (Record Release Show) – June 2

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