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Closer

by

Kings of Leon



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According to the band's website, this song is about a lovesick vampire.
Bass player Jared Followill explained how the band got the song's unique sound in State Magazine: "That was really quickly, off the cuff. We were sitting around the studio and as far as the bassline goes, I had a bassline that me and Nathan were working together on. But as we don't use a clicktrack, it was like a repeat pedal that we couldn't get down so we thought about not even doing it. Right before we started, I clicked on an octave pedal and started playing with, had some reverb on it. All the guys liked it and it's the thing that starts off the record which most people think is a keyboard. We came in and put a lot of reverb on everything, Matthew found out his pick-up on his guitar picked up his voice so a lot of those really atmospheric sounds, that's Matthew screaming into his guitar."
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Comments (4):

I thought it was Bible prophecy. Storm bubblin' up from the sea... Anyways, a fantastic song.
- rick, Landrum, SC
It would be a good song for True Blood or the Lost Boys.
- Joel, Columbia, SC
I love this song with a passion i did not know that it was about a love sick vampire
- Joe, Utica, MI
ok im a little impressed with myself...the first time i heard this i thought "this would sound perfect on trueblood"...so if it really about i vampire i was very close
- Paige, Urbandale, IA
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Graham Bonnet (Alcatrazz, Rainbow)Graham Bonnet (Alcatrazz, Rainbow)
Yngwie Malmsteen and Steve Vai were two of Graham's co-writers for some '80s rock classics.
Jon Oliva of Trans-Siberian OrchestraJon Oliva of Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Writing great prog metal isn't easy, especially when it's for 60 musicians.
Van Dyke ParksVan Dyke Parks
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
They Might Be GiantsThey Might Be Giants
Who writes a song about a name they found in a phone book? That's just one of the everyday things these guys find to sing about. Anything in their field of vision or general scope of knowledge is fair game. If you cross paths with them, so are you.