Tops announce new album ‘I Feel Alive’ and share title track
Montreal four-piece, TOPS, enter the new decade by announcing a new album I Feel Alive.
Due for release on April 3rd through the band’s own label, Musique TOPS, the group have announced the album news by sharing the record’s title track, along with extensive North American and European live dates.
The first glimpse comes in the form of the album’s title track, an ode to new love, sees lead singer Jane Penny croon: “I feel alive looking in your eyes” with a taste of the deeply emotive lyrics to be expected from the new record.
“From the first time we practised with her it was clear that we were in sync musically, and we found ourselves improvising together at the first rehearsal,” says Penny. “Having Marta manning the keys allowed me to reach for my flute, and gave me the chance to integrate my flute playing with the writing process, using it as an expressive instrument rather than more production element which it has been in the past.”
She continued: “We’d spent a lot of time apart, not working on new stuff or touring, just living life, all in different cities. When we went to make I Feel Alive we all had a good sense of what we were trying to do and a renewed energy towards playing together. The goal was to get in a room together and play, not holding anything back.”
“It was a quick process,” guitarist and fellow songwriter David Carriere added. “We would work all day writing a song and then demo them the same evening, relying on our natural chemistry as a band to let the songs come into their own.”