So Close (Jon McLaughlin song)
|Song by Jon McLaughlin from the album Enchanted|
|Released||November 20, 2007|
|Genre||Pop, vocal jazz|
|Writer||Alan Menken (music)
Stephen Schwartz (lyrics)
Stephen Schwartz; and
|Enchanted track listing|
"So Close" is a 2007 song written for the Disney film Enchanted, with music composed by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. Performed by Jon McLaughlin, the song was released on November 20, 2007 in the United States as part of the soundtrack for Enchanted.
The song is a contemporary ballad that contrasts in style to songs featured in earlier parts of the film like "True Love's Kiss", "Happy Working Song" and "That's How You Know", which are sung by characters in the film. Unlike these songs, which were written in part as a parody of classic Disney films, the song is "totally genuine" in tone as it is used to express the emotional journey that the main character Giselle undergoes.
In the film, singer Jon McLaughlin performs the song as a band vocalist in the ballroom sequence where Giselle (Amy Adams) and Robert (Patrick Dempsey) dance the King's and Queen's waltz. The song itself is in 12/8 time, in the key of E major.
The song reflects both Robert's and Giselle's feelings as they dance and realize they are falling in love. Visual aspects of the sequence mirror Belle and the Beast's dance in Beauty and the Beast to the title song.
McLaughlin, who recorded the song for the film, also performed the song at the 80th Academy Awards ceremony in a recreation of the King's and Queen's Ball scene from the film, where the roles of Giselle, Robert, Prince Edward and Nancy Tremaine were portrayed by look-alike dancers.
Daniel Boys has also covered "So Close" on his 2009 album, also titled So Close.
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