Jane Penny – Beautiful Ordinary

ane Penny by Kirk Lisaj

Jane Penny – vocalist, keyboardist and co-founder of Montreal indie pop band TOPS – will release her solo debut this Friday. Surfacing, a gorgeous EP to be released via Luminelle Recordings, has been previewed by the acclaimed singles “Messages” and “Wear You Out.”


Today Penny shares one final single ahead of the EP’s release, entitled “Beautiful Ordinary.”

“Beautiful Ordinary” has a call-and-response quality, though Penny sings alone, each version of herself reassuring the other that “fear is an illusion.” Penny says, “This song is about being afraid to lose someone that you love. When I listen to it now it sounds like an anthem for codependency. At that time I thought that the more afraid you are to lose someone, the stronger your love was. I’ve come to see those fears in a different way, but I know they were very real emotions. I love dark 80s music, Depeche Mode, Pet Shop Boys etc., and I thought that 80s vibe suited a song about such angsty juvenile feelings.”

Jane Penny also recently announced her debut solo performances under her own name.

Wednesday, 5/29 – Toronto, ON – The Baby G

Saturday, 6/1 – New York, NY – Joe’s Pub

Thursday, 6/6 – Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo Thursday, 6/13 – Los Angeles, CA – Gold Diggers


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