PARTNER – ” Time Is A Car “

Posted: July 27, 2022 in MUSIC

The sophomore effort from Canadian post-classic-rock pair Partner was characterized by the kind of resilience that’s proven essential in 2020, not to mention more than a little much-needed fun. “Never Give Up”, the follow-up to the duo’s Polaris Music Prize-nominated 2017 debut “In Search of Lost Time”, doubles down on their flair for waggish rock ‘n’ roll theatrics, The band now have a new album for release in October “Time Is A Car” Partner is the “mature” effort of two best friends named Josée Caron and Lucy Niles. Together, with Rock as their trusty guide, they explore a variety of themes in an attempt to understand the meaning of life.

Lucy and Josée formed the band Partner in the spring of 2014. They were looking to experiment with genre, discuss being gay, and share some jokes and ideas. Their objective has remained the same over the past six years, although in that time their sound has shifted considerably.

Their debut album “In Search of Lost Time” (2017) made an impact with its big guitars and polished sound. The record, mixed by Chris Shaw (Ween, Bob Dylan, Cheap Trick), landed a spot on NPR’s All Songs Considered, along with Stereogum, Noisey, Exclaim, CBC Music, Indie 88 and many more best of 2017 lists. The album was shortlisted for the Polaris Prize, and Partner were the recipients of the SOCAN songwriting prize for their song “Play the Field”.

bringing Lucy Niles and Josée Caron’s charming interplay to the forefront, and writing party-starting joy large with each raucous guitar solo. Partner are an easy band to root for, and a testament to just how alive and well rock continues to be.

Never Give Up” was written in rehearsal spaces, in the band’s bedrooms, in a condo, in friends’ and strangers’ houses, Air BnBs, in a cafe and on Josée’s couch and in the studio, and in the booth. “We talked. We were honest with each other and honest with ourselves. Sometimes it was a lot. And when it got to be almost too much we would repeat to each other, first as a joke and then not as a joke at all, “never give up”.”

“Time Is A Car” is set for release October 7th, 2022

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