The Close releases a heartbreaking single with “Coming to Break Your Heart”

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Catchy yet totally heartbreaking!

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Hi The Close, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music?

The Close is a collective of introspective lyricists known for their genre-blending melodies and stellar harmonies.

Each member is not only a songwriter but also a musician and lead vocalist. Their music first gained attention with the release of their EP Hello Heart in 2019. Since then, they have been compared to ‘a mesmerizing wall of sound coming straight at you’ with their harmonies and captivating live performances.

The Close’s music is a fusion of various genres, including Americana, contemporary folk, roots, and country, all infused with a commercial pop sensibility. This unique blend allows them to create a sound that is both familiar and fresh, appealing to a wide range of listeners.

One of the defining characteristics of The Close is their ability to establish an intimate connection with their audience. Their live performances are not only dynamic but also deeply personal, creating a sense of closeness between the artists and the listeners. This musical connection evokes emotions and creates a profound impact on their audiences.

Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?

“It’s not about breaking someone’s heart outright or hurting them, but showing them that it’s breakable. To show you how much you do love me, but your actions are saying something different. So I’m going to show you that I’m not breaking your heart; you are.”

Start streaming “Coming to Break Your Heart” here:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Anything else we should know about it?

“This song, ‘Coming to Break Your Heart‘, has a long history. Lori wrote the bass line and some of the music when she was 11 years old. She always knew she wanted to use it on a special song, but she never found the right one. A few years ago, Shannon came up with this great earworm and partial chorus that he kept wanting to write with Lori, but she never felt it was quite right.

Fast forward to a writer’s retreat with James, when Lori played her version on the piano. James transitioned it to guitar, and she had an epiphany. The song fit perfectly with Shannon’s earworm and chorus. They never realized it until James put his own special spin on the rhythm and transitioned it to guitar. They ended up writing the entire song that night. A good song wants to be written, but sometimes it takes patience to let it unfold in its own time,” says The Close.

“As a trio, every song we write means something different to each one of us. We welcome and embrace the listener’s right to have their own interpretation as well,” says The Close.

“The Close is solely based on our individual strengths working together. Ship captains always carried three compasses to successfully cross the ocean. To stay the course, we rely unequivocally on each other.”

Future releases? Upcoming events?

The trio continues to expand audiences while playing over 150 shows throughout the U.S. Their musical repertoire is characterized by raw, emotional lyrics and powerful vocals, showing their authenticity as singers, songwriters, and musicians.

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