Partner share single ‘Honey’ with Wayne’s World themed video

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Photo Credit: Lesley Marshall

Partner share the video for one of their most rock shredding songs Honey. A live favourite from the past year, Honey is the fourth and final single, lifted from the duo’s ‘Never Give Up’ (November 20th via You’ve Changed Records). ‘Never Give Up’ is the follow up to their break out debut album, ‘In Search of Lost Time’. 

About the track, Partner said “Honey is the origin story of Josée’s golden axe. In this track we recall how she first found her way to our house and joined the band. It came with a note (from Josée’s dad) ‘This guitar sounds just like honey going down.’ Get ready for some straight up rock n roll.”

Watch the video for Honey via YouTube below.

‘Never Give Up’ is Partner’s second full-length album, following 2017’s ‘In Search of Lost Time’. In the years since their first release, the band has developed their “post classic rock” sound, leaving behind 90s rock comparisons. The new album retains elements that will be familiar to Partner fans, such as guitar solos and humorous subject matter, but with more structurally adventurous songs and abstract lyrics. They have spent the last several years on tour with drummer Simone TB, and this is evident in the looser and more confident performances captured on the album. ‘Never Give Up’ was recorded by Steve Chaley at Palace Sound in the summer of 2019. 

The band described the process of making the album. “In October of 2018 we found ourselves in a dark and quiet rehearsal space. We were practicing for a two person show, the first one we had played in many years. We were at a crossroads as a band, and we had no idea what the future held. All we knew was that we were going to be making music together. We weren’t sure what this music would sound like or who would be playing it with us. And then the songs started to arrive. Some of them fully formed, like the first songs we wrote. It was as much a surprise to us as anyone else when we realized we had the beginnings of our second album.”

Not all the songs came so easily. Some took over a year to complete. Some taunted the band with their elusivity. Some forced Partner to rip them apart and build them back together more than once. ‘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 Josee’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’.”

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