TOPS Get Thermal in New "Colder & Closer" Video

It's the latest track from the Montreal group's 'I Feel Alive'

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Mar 4, 2020

TOPS are once again showing off their upcoming album I Feel Alive, this time giving us a new video for the record's "Colder & Closer."

The Montreal four-piece have shared their latest single alongside a video, which was directed by Mashie Alam. As you'll witness, the clip finds the band's Jane Penny captured through an alternating that switches between normal and thermal vision.

Speaking on the video, Alam explained the following:

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.

Watch the video for "Colder & Closer" below.

The track follows the previously shared album tracks "I Feel Alive" and "Witching Hour."

I Feel Alive — the follow-up to 2017's Sugar at the Gate — arrives April 3 via the band's own Musique TOPS label. As previously reported, TOPS have a long list of tour dates coming up in support of the album, including some here in Canada. See their schedule here.

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