Dance music needn't always be a party and the pounding kick drum isn't always a partymaker. Sometimes, it's a fitting metaphor for the ticking clock — and how we wish we could turn it back or ask for more.
Toronto trio Closely met about this time last year, shortly after producer and guitarist Joel Keitner lost his father to pancreatic cancer. "He was passionate about music and always supported my creative/artistic endeavours," Keitner says. The band dedicates "Years," their third single premiering below, to him and "to anyone who lost or is losing someone close to them."