Partner, who have the best ever band descriptions of "loveable guitar shredding Canadian stoner goofballs" and "Partner is funny, but not a joke. Gay, but not for each other," have released a new single, "Good Place to Hide (At the Time)." Last time we heard from them was back in August when they were covering Rush, and it sounds like they might still be in full on Rush mode. Partner have always had a much bigger sound than you would think possible from a band on a smaller label, but "Good Place to Hide (At the Time)" is just epic in scope. Plus, this seems to be the most serious Partner song to date, but I might just not be paying attention to the lyrics closely enough.
Partner explains the song:
"You find yourself in a room with a locked door. You have always been there. It is all you have ever known. You have no reason to believe you could leave, no reason to believe you would ever want to. And then one day you hear the murmurs. Faint at first, you can’t make out the words. But their very existence tells a truth that you have always known. There is something else. And you search and search and just when you are feeling spent and the bright beam of hope has faded to a glimmer, it reveals itself to you, miraculously. The key. And so you cast aside your doubt and grin with victory. But when you slide the key in, behind the door there is another locked door. The search continues.
We wrote this song over the course of about a year. We had long wanted to explore the idea of hiding, of hidden truths. A chance phrase from our friend Alfred set this song in motion. We hope you enjoy our newest offering."
You can listen to "Good Place to Hide (At the Time)" below. The single is available now via You've Changed Records here. Partner will be releasing their second album later this year. For more on Partner, check out their website.