Closer

Album: Only By the Night (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • 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."

Comments: 4

  • Rick from Landrum, ScI thought it was Bible prophecy. Storm bubblin' up from the sea... Anyways, a fantastic song.
  • Joel from Columbia, ScIt would be a good song for True Blood or the Lost Boys.
  • Joe from Utica, MiI love this song with a passion i did not know that it was about a love sick vampire
  • Paige from Urbandale, Iaok 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
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