Jane Penny – Wear You Out

Jane Penny – vocalist, keyboardist and co-founder of Montreal indie pop band TOPS – recently announced her solo debut. Surfacing, an EP set for release on April 5th via Luminelle Recordings and today Penny shares another taste of the record with “Wear You Out.”


“Wear You Out,” out now, is a sensual song that features enchanting syncopated lyrical moments in the opening verse.

It’s a love song, easy listening at a surface level, but the chorus can be read as uneasily erotic. “Baby I wear you out/ Like my favorite pair of jeans/ You make the rainbows fly every time/ Like a sixties magazine,” Penny sings, her lustrous voice like a magazine’s weathered sheen. In the accompanying video, a groomed Penny performs a choreographed dance while dirtying herself with white paint, pulpy fruit, and dirt from an upturned flower pot.

“I wanted to make something poppy and cute but also a bit sinister and weird, sensual and witty,” says Penny. Lots of wordplay, a bit dirty, I think the video represents the song well. Sometimes the greatest passion and the most intense love is slightly destructive and I wanted to explore that in a fun way.”

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