Tess Liautaud – Here Go The Lovers: 13th Floor New Song Of The Day

Tess Liautaud released her new single, Here Go The Lovers, and there’s a new video to go with it.

Here’s the blurb with more:


Today’s single release is paired with a sentimental, autumnal video directed by Robyn Jordaan and Caleb MacDonald.

”It’s almost like there’s something inevitable you expected but there’s something dramatic and cinematic about it” – TL

Sometimes a song comes in on the breeze and slides like ice into your heart. The likes of a lost John Lennon track or something you missed off Bob Dylan’s New Morning. A song that sounds like it’s always existed, warmly familiar but not quite like anything else.

Part Jackson Browne, part Springsteen, part Lucinda and all Tess, Here Go The Lovers is a major highlight from her freshly announced sophomore album, ‘Blue Mind out October 18th.

“I’ve waited on that train of desperation,
living every day from station to station, before I hit the road,
here go the lovers”

About Tess Liautaud:

Tess Liautaud

The music of Franco-American singer-songwriter Tess Liautaud can not be easily defined. It hangs in the balance of her voice, warm like honey; it carries a depth of raw emotion, delivered with melodic grace and country soul.

Her songs are easy listening, in that Jackson Browne, dreaming of Laurel Canyon, Americana sort of way, so it would make some kind of sense that she’s found a home on the east side of Ōtautahi, among the folk singers and the rock’n’rollers.

Together with her band (Adam HattawayFrankie DalyElmore Jones and Michael Kime) Liautaud creates a sound steeped in classic Wilco ‘esque’ guitar twang, good old honky tonk piano and big organ washes. This is music that will grow roots in your heart and lift you up, the way it is supposed to.

Tess cut her teeth in the Paris music scene for the better part of a decade, honing her live performances and endearing herself to the hearts of audiences and fellow musicians alike. She has toured in Ireland and places beyond and eventually curiosity led her to Aotearoa in 2019. Burgeoning friendships and collaborations swayed her to stay and now two albums and five years deep she has become an endeared part of our musical landscape. As well as leading her own band Tess sings and plays with Adam Hattaway and The Haunters and The Eastern.

Liautaud recorded her debut, self-titled album in Kurow at Sublime Studios. A collection of songs that are an ode to change, reflection, nature, saying goodbye, and the grief that follows. ”This journey is a long one, as all journeys turn out to be, you never really arrive, but along the way, a lot is bound to change. And change makes me want to write”

“It is warm and giving, open and true, devoid of pretension, gentle and full of heart, It sounds beautiful and everything is in its right place . A special balm for jolting times.” – Adam McGrath

And now Tess has new music in the pipeline, these recordings mark an expansion in her songwriting and a move toward a bigger band sound.

Tess Liautaud, currently on tour in Aotearoa.
Dates & Tickets below:Tess Liautaud


MAY 17 – Ophir / Peace Memorial Hall
w/ support fro Just Janie

MAY 18 – Oamaru / Grainstore Gallery
w/ support from Jessie Rose Shanks

MAY 19 – Dunedin / Folk club
w/ support from Jessie Rose Shanks

MAY 24 – Pigeon Bay / Pigeon Bay Social Club
w/ support from Jessie Rose Shanks

MAY 25 – Lyttelton / Wunderbar
w/ support from Ryan Fisherman

MAY 31 – Mapua / The Playhouse
w/ support from Jessie Rose Shanks

JUN 01 – Onekaka / Mussel Inn

Tickets from undertheradar.co.nz

Tess Liautaud online

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