The album's title symbolized the upcoming seventh anniversary of Sandra's career. It was produced almost completely by Michael Cretu and continued a development towards a more meditative, less dance-oriented musical style, echoing material that Sandra and Michael recorded together for the Enigma project. The male vocals were sung by Andy Jonas, also known as Andy "Angel" Hart.
Close to Seven was a commercial success and remains Sandra's second highest-charting album in Germany.
"Don't Be Aggressive" served as the first single in January 1992 and became a significant hit in Europe. "I Need Love" was then released as the second and final regular single in April 1992, however, it failed to chart.
"Steady Me" was released in June 1992 as a promotional single in Germany only while "Seal It Forever" was a promotional single in Brazil.