We haven’t heard from Montreal electronic pop auteur Tess Roby in some time, and we should have known that means she’s been busy cooking up something big. “Ballad 5” is a stunning, wondrously dreamy, instant-classic slow-burning electronic ballad (mixed by Johnny Jewel!), and it arrives with a meditative, sumptuously red video shot on Super 8, directed by Roby herself and Hugo Bernier. The best news of all? She’ll be releasing her debut full-length album this year! On Italians Do It Better. We don’t yet know when, but we’ll just wander the streets aimlessly trying to find meaning until we can hear it.
“Ballad 5″ is available now on 12” with a lovely b-side from Italians Do It Better.