Close - Nick Jonas ft. Tove Lo



The Experience: Close... We all need someone we can be close to. Someone who knows us. Loves us. But we also want space. We're afraid of the total commitment that sometimes feels too close for comfort...



Music video: The chess-themed preview showed a king and queen as they face off. They attract and repel one another. And they're both inside the same single long space, instead of facing off from different squares.

The music video shows Nick Jonas and Tove Lo as they slowly grow closer, both physically and emotionally. It's not pure progress. It goes back and forth as they get closer, and then farther. But even with the grimy factory ambience, even with those doubts and missteps, they steadily get closer. Their clothes gradually get shredded off, and they finally end up in a passionate embrace, Nick in briefs and a t-shirt, Tove Lo in a crop top, panties and tights.

The Meaning of Close: The Nick Jonas single explores one of our deepest desires: intimacy. Truly loving someone means getting close - close ain't close enough. Often people who need their own space are afraid of commitment - space is just a word made up by someone who's afraid to get too close. That's true, and powerful. But a word of warning: the type of love that Jonas and Tove Lo are singing about - total sharing where every barrier is demolished - that's the final destination of a very long journey. Space is natural. It's part of respect, which is the beginning of any real love. And it should erode surely but slowly, as your love grows and matures into something truly close.

Ask yourself: Is your closeness comfortable? Or complicated? Deeply real? Or over hasty and forced?

Album: Last Year Was Complicated 

LYRICS:

[Nick Jonas]
Oh d-mn, oh d-mn, oh d-mn
I'm so perplexed
With just one breath, I'm locked in
Oh d-mn, oh d-mn, oh d-mn
I'm so perplexed
On that, it's almost shocking
I know, I know you know you're scared
Your heart, your mind, your soul, your body
They won't, they won't, they won't be careful
But I guess that you don't know me

[Nick Jonas]
Cause if I want you, and I want you, babe
Ain't going backwards, won't ask for space
Cause space is just a word made up by someone who's afraid to get too...

[Nick Jonas]
Close, ooh
Oh, so close, ooh
I want you close, ooh
Cause space is just a word made up by someone who's afraid to get close, ooh
Oh, so close, ooh
I want you close, ooh
Oh, I want you close, and close ain't close enough, no

[Tove Lo]
Oh man, oh man
I am not really known for ever being speechless
But now, but now somehow
My words roll off my tongue right onto your lips, oh
I'm keeping cool while you keep smiling
Saying all the things I'm thinking
Oh man, oh man
I am like you so I want proof of what you're feeling

[Tove Lo]
Cause if I want you, and I want you, babe
Ain't going backwards, won't ask for space
Cause space is just a word made up by someone who's afraid to get too...

[Both]
Close, ooh
Oh, so close, ooh
I want you close, ooh
Cause space was just a word made up by someone who's afraid to get close, ooh
Oh, so close, ooh
I want you close, ooh
Oh, I want you close, and close ain't close enough, no

[Pre-Chorus: Nick Jonas, Both]
Cause if I want you, and I want you, babe
Ain't going backwards, won't ask for space
Cause space was just a word made up by someone who's afraid to get too... close

[Both]
Close, ooh
Oh, so close, ooh
I want you close, ooh
Cause space was just a word made up by someone who's afraid to get close, ooh
Oh, so close, ooh
I want you close, ooh
Oh, I want you close, and close ain't close enough, no
Oh, I want you close, and close ain't close enough, no

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