Just a couple of weeks after gracing us with the infectious title track from their new LP I Feel Alive, Montreal's TOPS share one of my favorite jams from the new record, the sunny but searing exploration of feminine power and retribution, "Witching Hour". The band's Jane Penny talks about the song:

"Witching Hour is a song about reckoning. David wrote the chorus of the song, and when he showed it to me I gravitated towards the idea of a witching hour as a time of night for unconscious thoughts and uncomfortable visions. The pressure to be feminine has twisted my experience of my own sensuality in this nightmarish way, and I wanted to articulate that by conjuring the nefarious ways that trauma emerges in dreams. There's a sense of reprisal in witchcraft, of retribution as a means of expression, and I wanted to explore that side of feminine power"

I Feel Alive is coming in April on coke bottle clear vinyl via the group's own label MUSIQUE TOPS.

photo: shelby fenlon