Don't Hold Me Close

Album: Songs In A&E (2008)

Songfacts®:

  • This song from a girl's perspective is a duet with cult American filmmaker Harmony Korine's wife Rachel. The six short instrumental passages on the album called "Harmony" were named after the filmmaker in gratitude for rescuing the album, after he asked Spiritualized main man Jason Pierce to help score the soundtrack for his film Mr. Lonely.
  • Pierce told Drowned in Sound that he originally wrote this with the country star Emmylou Harris in mind, but after falling ill with a bout of double pneumonia he didn't have the courage to ask her. He went on to explain: "So for a long period of time it felt like it wouldn't end up on the album, it felt strange with me singing it, and then it worked out because Harmony Korine's wife sang it as the very last piece that went into the album and it really made sense, it was really beautiful."

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