A talk with Jane Penny, TOPS’s vocalist, at her home back in Montreal
Some folks spend January doing the whole renewal thing, with dropless days, clean habits and a polished sense of purpose, incarnating the ‘be the best you that you can be’ ethos. Some of us stay in the party loop, forfeiting resolutions and turning denial into a dogma. But come February you see that between good intentions and complete abandonment is a thin wire, suspended over the metaphorical void of the rest of the year. We’re indeed expert funambulists, traipsing blindfolded from one end to the other and meeting fellow tightrope walkers along the way. To tread that line is to simultaneously get clean and stay heavy.
Layout by Chloe D’hauwe <3
Words By Gabriela González
Cover by Renéé Verhoeven