Closer (Jars of Clay song)

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"Closer"
Jars Of Clay - Closer.jpg
Single by Jars of Clay
from the album Closer EP
Released8 July 2008
FormatCD
Digital download
Recorded2008
GenreRock, Synthpop
Length3:39 (Closer EP version)
3:56 (The Long Fall Back to Earth version)
LabelGray Matters/Essential
Songwriter(s)Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Mason, Matt Odmark
Producer(s)Jars of Clay & Ron Aniello
Jars of Clay singles chronology
"There Is a River"
(2007)
"Closer"
(2008)
"Two Hands"
(2009)

"Closer" is a song written and performed by Christian rock act Jars of Clay. The radio single was released in promotion of the band's 2008-released EP, Closer. Although the track also appears on the band's 2009 album The Long Fall Back to Earth, the single was released far in advance of its announcement and release to be considered that album's first single. The version of the song that appears on The Long Fall Back to Earth is a different mix than the one that appears on the Closer EP, containing a longer intro and song length. "Closer" was co-produced by Ron Aniello, who also helped co-produce the band's 2003 release Who We Are Instead and helped co-write a handful of tracks from their Good Monsters studio album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Closer" - 3:39 (Dan Haseltine, Charlie Lowell, Stephen Mason, Matt Odmark)

Performance credits[edit]

Technical credits[edit]

  • Jars of Clay - producer
  • Ron Aniello - producer
  • Mitch Dane - engineering
  • Joshua V. Smith - engineering assistant
  • Jay Ruston - mixing
  • Spike - mixing assistant
  • Stephen Marsh - mastering