Feel So Close

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"Feel So Close"
Single by Calvin Harris
from the album 18 Months
Released 19 August 2011 (2011-08-19)
Format
Genre
Length 3:27
Label
Writer(s) Calvin Harris
Producer(s) Calvin Harris
Calvin Harris singles chronology
"Bounce"
(2011)
"Feel So Close"
(2011)
"We Found Love"
(2011)

"Feel So Close" is a song by Scottish recording artist Calvin Harris, released as the second single from his second studio album, 18 Months (2012). Harris returns to singing on this song, after previously stating he had quit singing in concerts.[1] The song debuted at number two on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Harris's sixth solo top ten single. It also marked his second single to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States—his first being Rihanna's "We Found Love", on which he is featured. The song had sold over 2.1 million copies in the US by August 2012.[2]

Critical reception[edit]

Robert Copsey of Digital Spy gave the song four out of five stars writing, "'I feel so close to you right now/ It's a force field', he sing-speaks in a clumsy but infatuated manner over melancholic piano chords, before a breezy, lyric-less chorus of squawking electronic sirens and crazy synths bound around like a bucking bronco at a Texas rodeo rave. The result is a wistful yet exhilarating club thumper—and as for those vocals, well, if you want something done right..."[3]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Feel So Close", directed by Vincent Haycock,[4] premiered on Harris's official YouTube channel on 14 July 2011.[5] As well as depicting Harris watching and sitting with a girl, it also shows various groups of youths dancing, as was the theme of the previous video. It also features the rancher cowboy and his horse, who are featured on the single cover. It was filmed in and around Kern County, California. The truck stop scene was filmed at Astro Burgers, Boron adjacent to Reyes Polish—now Reyes Truck Polishing—in Kramer Junction in San Bernardino County, California; the suburban scene at the intersection of Clark and Lapis Streets, in Rosamond, California; the desert town scene in Randsburg, California.

In popular culture[edit]

"Feel So Close" was featured in the fourteenth episode of the CW's supernatural drama The Secret Circle, as well as in the fourth episode of the fourth season of The Vampire Diaries from the same network. The song was also used for montages on episodes of RTÉ's League of Ireland highlight show Monday Night Soccer in the 2012 season, and in the trailer for the family comedy Parental Guidance (film).

In 2013 YouTube star Kurt Hugo Schneider and Coca-Cola teamed up to create music videos featuring creative covers of two 2013 hits namely "Feel So Close" and Of Monsters and Men's "Little Talks" for a campaign called "The Sounds of AHH". "Feel So Close" shows Schneider playing only Coca-Cola bottles, glasses and cans. In the version, he is accompanied by beatboxing cellist Kevin Olusola. Commercial edits of the video aired on season 13 premiere of American Idol on January 14, 2014 on FOX.[6]

The song is also featured in commercials for the Samsung Galaxy S5[7][citation needed]

Track listings[edit]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)[44] 4× Platinum 280,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[45] 3× Platinum 240,000^
Italy (FIMI)[46] Gold 15,000*
New Zealand (RMNZ)[47] Platinum 15,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[48] Gold 15,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)[49] Gold 400,000^
United States (RIAA)[50] Platinum 2,172,000[2]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label
Ireland[8] 19 August 2011 Digital download
United Kingdom[51] 21 August 2013
United States[52] 14 February 2012 Mainstream radio Ultra

References[edit]

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