TOPS share new single/video "Colder & Closer"

About the social isolation that often plagues casual intimacy

Album 'I Feel Alive' out April 3rd.


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- Share new single & video ""Colder & Closer"
- New album ‘I Feel Alive’ due April 3rd
via Musique TOPS
- UK and European tour in May

Hot on the heels of their latest single "Witching Hour," Montreal four-piece TOPS have shared a new song and video from their forthcoming album 'I Feel Alive', which is set for release on April 3rd via Musique TOPS.

"Colder & Closer" is a shimmering, lean pop production with lyrical meditations on the social isolation that often plagues casual intimacy. The Mashie Alam-directed visual artfully represents this by following singer Jane Penny through an alternating lens of thermal and normal vision.

Speaking on the video, Alam says: "Jane had this really amazing vision where she hoped to convey the feeling of being immensely close to someone. The choice of using thermal footage was made because we wanted to see, feel, and immerse ourselves into the varying temperatures of the body as it heats up, cools down, responds to touch, and feels alone. We created a movement composition that travels between a live action world and a thermal world! The idea was to visually explore the dynamic of being far (in the live action world) and being close (in the thermal world)! Eventually the juxtaposing jumps between the two worlds merge into an immersive thermal universe to evoke a climactic sense of closeness from where there is no return."

"Colder & Closer" on YouTube:

‘I Feel Alive’ is TOPS’ fourth full-length, following 2017's ‘Sugar At The Gate’ and follows singles "Echo of Dawn" and "Seven Minutes" from last year. Their trademark sound of beguiling melodies over soft-rock grooves, with touches of '80s sophisti-pop and a contemporary experimental palette is intact, but bolder and more expansive. The songs manage to be both immediately catchy and deceptively deep, with Penny's literary lyrics adding an extra dimension to the pure pop hooks. Satisfying yet far from predictable, this is a record to be savoured, revealing itself slowly, gaining power and poignancy with each listen.

Beneath the soaring melodies and crisp production, ‘I Feel Alive’ balances the giddiness of a new relationship with the agony of leaving old things behind. It's an introspective record that you can dance to, music that hits in an immediate rush but sticks around, lingering like the memory of a perfect doomed love affair-both the joy and the pain, until it becomes a part of your life forever.

‘I Feel Alive’ will be released on April 3rd via Musique TOPS. Pre-order at

Upcoming Tour Dates

Apr 3 - Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon*
Apr 4 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole*
Apr 5 - Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar*
Apr 6 - El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace*
Apr 7 - Marfa, TX @ Lost Horse Saloon*
Apr 9 - Austin, TX @ Mohawk*
Apr 10 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger*
Apr 11 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*
Apr 13 - Memphis, TN @ The Hi Tone Cafe*
Apr 14 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West*
Apr 15 - Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight*
Apr 16 - Washington D.C. @ Union Stage^
Apr 17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's^
Apr 18 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Apr 20 - Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*^
Apr 21 - Montreal, QC @ Theatre Rialto#^
Apr 22 - Toronto, ON @ Adelaide Hall#^
Apr 23 - Detroit, MI @ Deluxx Fluxx#^
Apr 24 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle#^
Apr 25 - Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club#^
Apr 28 - Vancouver, BC @ Imperial Theatre#
Apr 29 - Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile#
Apr 30 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge#
May 1 - San Francisco, CA @ The Independent#
May 2 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre#
May 4 - San Diego, CA @ Music Box#

May 11 - Berlin, Germany @ Berghain Kantine
May 12 - Hamburg, Germany @ Molotow
May 13 - Köln, Germany @ Bumann & Sohn
May 14 - Münster, Germany @ Gleis 22
May 15 - Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso
May 16 - Paris, France @ Le Beau festival @ La Station
May 18 - Brighton, UK @ The Hope & Ruin
May 19 - Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
May 20 - Dublin, Ireland @ Whelan's
May 21 - Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
May 22 - Manchester, UK @ YES
May 23 - London, UK @ All Points East Festival
May 24 - Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
May 25 - Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds
May 27 - Lille, France @ La Bulle Café
May 28 - Brussels, Belgium @ Botanique
May 29 - Groningen, Netherlands @ Vera
May 30 - Utrecht, Netherlands @ Ekko
Jun 1 - Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound @ Sala Apolo
June 3 - Lyon, France @ Sonic
June 4 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Zukunft
June 5 - Milano, Italy @ Ohibo
*Honey Harper as direct support
.#Sorry Girls as direct support
^Better Person as support
Ticket info at

‘I Feel Alive’ album track list:
1. Direct Sunlight
2. I Feel Alive (YouTube)
3. Pirouette
4. Ballads & Sad Movies
5. Colder & Closer (YouTube)
6. Witching Hour (YouTube)
7. Take Down
8. Drowning In Paradise
9. OK Fine Whatever
10. Looking To Remember
11. Too Much

For more information please contact: / t. +44 7812 607 230

March 4, 2020 12:02pm ET by Stereo Sanctity  

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