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Tess Liautaud Shares Single / Video 'Here Go The Lovers' + Announces New Album 'Blue Mind'

Tess Liautaud Shares Single / Video 'Here Go The Lovers' + Announces New Album 'Blue Mind'

Samantha Cheong / Photo credit: Charlotte Blokhuis / Friday 17th May, 2024 12:20PM

Life changes have spurred on bouts of writing in country / soul artist Tess Liautaud. Currently hitching her boots on the east side of Ōtautahi and in the middle of a nationwide tour,  the Franco-American songwriter unveils new single 'Here Go The Lovers' and announces her sophomore album Blue Mind. From ‘Gold Digger’ to apple picker, Liautaud calls upon the heat and lyricism of US rockers like Jackson Browne and Springsteen: “Forgetting is long when you’re a dreamer.” Her rich lower register has its own gravitational pull, supported by the presence of a full band — a sonic expansion we can expect in the rest of Blue Mind and on tour. In the accompanying music video directed by Robyn Jordaan and Caleb MacDonald, we see the singer reflecting upon a relationship in the setting of an apple orchard and on location at Altiora: Arts Centre. When Liautaud’s attachment to a particular "station" or lover fades, we switch cameras and perspectives in the climax, passing on the picked apples to the community.

This track is my favourite I have heard from Liautaud so far. Tonight, she’ll be providing a bushel of country sentiments at the Ophir Peace Memorial Hall in Alexandra, as she continues her tour with band mates Adam Hattaway, Frankie Daly, Elmore Jones and Michael Kime. Look out for Blue Mind launching in full on 18th October, but for now, catch Tess Liautaud on tour and in stereo...

''It's almost like there's something inevitable you expected but there's something dramatic and cinematic about it.”

Tess Liautaud - Gold Digger Tour

Friday 17th May - Peace Memorial Hall, Ophir w/ Just Janie*
Saturday 18th May - Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru w/ Jessie Rose Shanks*
Sunday 19th May - Dunedin Folk Club, Dunedin 
w/ Jessie Rose Shanks
Friday 24th May - Pigeon Bay Social Club, Pigeon Bay 
w/ Jessie Rose Shanks*
Saturday 25th May - Lyttelton, Wunderbar w/ Ryan Fisherman*
Friday 31st May- The Playhouse, Mapua w/ Jessie Rose Shanks*
Saturday 1st June - Mussel Inn, Onekaka

*Tickets are available HERE via UTR

'Here Go The Lovers' is out today on major streaming platforms. 'Blue Mind' is set for release on Friday 18th October.


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Tess Liautaud - Gold Digger Tour
Fri 17th May 7:00pm
Ophir Peace Memorial Hall, Alexandra
Tess Liautaud - Gold Digger Tour
Sat 18th May 7:30pm
Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru
Tess Liautaud - Gold Digger Tour
Sun 19th May 7:00pm
Dunedin Folk Club, Dunedin
Tess Liautaud - Gold Digger Tour
Fri 24th May 6:30pm
Pigeon Bay Hall, Banks Peninsula
Tess Liautaud - Gold Digger Tour
Sat 25th May 8:00pm
Wunderbar, Lyttelton
Tess Liautaud - Gold Digger Tour
Fri 31st May 6:00pm
The Playhouse Theatre and Restaurant, Mapua
Tess Liautaud - Gold Digger Tour
Sat 1st Jun 5:00pm
Mussel Inn, Onekaka