“Path” By Tess Roby

"Path" by Tess Roby is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the Montreal artist's forthcoming release Ideas of Space
Tess Roby photo by Ryan Molnar

Tess Roby, has shared “Path,” along with a video for the track directed and filmed with collaborator Hugo Bernier. “Path” was written, performed and produced by Tess Roby, with additional drum programming, recording and mixing by Austin Tufts (BRAIDS). “Path” Roby’s previous single “Up 2 Me,” which she shared in March.

Tess shares: “The 16mm footage in this video was shot in 2019 before ‘Path’ was written. Hugo & I sat with that footage for a while, at times forgetting about it completely, but always coming back to its beauty and simplicity. I had the footage in the studio with me while I was writing and it ended up inspiring parts of the song. I had never worked in that way before; video footage influencing songwriting – it was an interesting process, reversing the way in which I usually work with video. So much has changed since that footage was shot. It was only natural to pair it with footage of me now, in this very moment, speaking to myself then: ‘you’re looking down, I’m reaching out, if only I could see it like you do.’”

Tess Roby
Ideas of Space
Tracklist

1. Century
2. Eyes Like Babylon
3. Ideas of Space
4. Path
5. Walls Surrounding Water
6. Euphoria in August
7. Up 2 Me
8. House/Home
9. Cloud Cover
10. Elegy Revisited

Tess Roby 2022 Tour Dates

April 11 – Montreal – Corona Theatre w/ Men I Trust
April 12 – Montreal – Corona Theatre w/ Men I Trust
April 13 – Montreal – Corona Theatre w/ Men I Trust
April 23 – Toronto – The Garrison w/ Men I Trust
May 26 – Toronto – St Anne’s Parish Hall (Record Release Show)
June 2 – Montreal – PHI Centre (Record Release Show)

Pre-order Ideas of Space by Tess Roby HERE