Close Your Eyes

Songfacts®:

  • All-American Rejects vocalist Josh Ritter hooked up with Benny Cassette for this track. Cassette is signed to Kanye West's GOOD Music as a producer and worked on the Chicago rapper's Yeezus album. He also co-produced Mary Lambert's 2014 hit single "Secrets."
  • Ritter told Artist Direct about his collaboration with Benny Cassette. Here's what he said:

    "I felt like it was nice sort of question mark going in there with him, and we came out with a couple songs that I'm pretty proud of. 'Close Your Eyes' was that sort of adopted, kind of atmospheric, kind of '90s Duran Duran kind of vibe that we ended up pulling out of that song, And it felt like a fresh direction for me, a really inspiring, in I was like, 'This is a good song and it doesn't to me sound like a Move Along track.' It just felt fresh, so we did that."

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