"Closer" is the debut single from Australian singer-songwriter, Michael Paynter. It was released physically and digitally on 28 June 2008. The single was used in advertisements for the Seven Network's drama series, City Homicide. It was to be included on Paynter's debut album This Welcome Diversion, however its release was delayed and then cancelled by Sony after Paynter was dropped from the label. However, an acoustic version of the song was included on Paynter's free album Money on Your Tongue.