Open main menu

"Close" is a song recorded by American singer Nick Jonas from his third studio album, Last Year Was Complicated. The track features guest vocals from Swedish singer Tove Lo. It was released on March 25, 2016, by Island, Safehouse and Republic Records as the album's lead single. The song was written by Robin Fredriksson, Mattias Larsson, Julia Michaels, Justin Tranter, and Tove Lo.

"Close"
The single's two artists, Nick Jonas and Tove Lo, stare at each other, both sweaty and appear to be emotional over an issue
Single by Nick Jonas featuring Tove Lo
from the album Last Year Was Complicated
ReleasedMarch 25, 2016 (2016-03-25)
FormatDigital download
Recorded2015
Length3:54
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)Mattman & Robin[1]
Nick Jonas singles chronology
"Levels"
(2015)
"Close"
(2016)
"Bacon"
(2016)
Tove Lo singles chronology
"Desire"
(2016)
"Close"
(2016)
"Say It"
(2016)
Music video
"Close" on YouTube

Contents

BackgroundEdit

During a Twitter session, Jonas explained that the track is "about how I literally can't open up and be vulnerable with someone".[2] The melody of the song was released over the days before the release of the song, through several tweets.[3]

CompositionEdit

The song is written in the key of A major with a tempo of 120 beats per minute.[4]

Critical receptionEdit

James Grebey of Spin magazine called "Close" a "sultry" track and deeply personal.[2] Brittany Spanos of Rolling Stone called the song a sexy, steel-drum assisted single. Stephen Erlewine of AllMusic wrote a positive review saying "'Close,' a duet with Tove Lo, is perhaps the best showcase for this aspect of Nick Jonas, but the entirety of Last Year Was Complicated walks a fine line between immaculately produced pop confection and personal confession."[5]

Live performanceEdit

Jonas performed the song live with Tove Lo on Saturday Night Live on April 16, 2016.[6] On April 24, 2016 he performed the song during his 75-minute set at the New Orleans Jazz Fest.[7] He performed the song with Thomas Rhett and Daniella Bradbery for an episode of CMT Crossroads.[8] On April 28, Jonas and Tove Lo performed the song on Jimmy Kimmel Live!.[9] Jonas performed the song solo on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on May 9, 2016.[10] He and Tove Lo performed "Close" live on May 22, 2016 at the 2016 Billboard Music Awards. On June 10 he performed the song live on Today.[11] Jonas performed the song as a part of his setlist for the Future Now Tour with Demi Lovato singing Lo's lyrics.[12]

Jonas also performed the song live on one of the biggest german life tv shows called "Germanys Next Topmodel - by Heidi Klum". After performing on the show, Jonas entered the german charts for the first time, peaking at number 61.

Music videoEdit

The music video was released the same day as the single.[1] The video depicts both singers unable to physically touch each other as they are continuously pulled away from the other. As their clothes are ripped away, the pair is able to finally get close. The more vulnerable the pair get, the closer they are able to get.[13] The video was directed by Tim Erem.[14]

Track listingEdit

  • Digital download remixes[15]
  1. "Close" (Louis Vivet Remix) – 3:28
  2. "Close" (Dan E Radio Remix) – 3:44

Credits and PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
New Zealand (RMNZ)[52] Platinum 15,000*
Sweden (GLF)[53] Platinum 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[54] Silver 200,000 
United States (RIAA)[55] Platinum 1,000,000 

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
 sales+streaming figures based on certification alone

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label Ref.
United States March 25, 2016 Digital download [56]
United Kingdom April 7, 2016 Contemporary hit radio Island [57]
United Kingdom April 29, 2016 Digital download – Remixes [15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Nick Jonas Releases New Song Close (feat. Tove Lo) - E! Online". E! Online. 25 March 2016. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Nick Jonas Shares New Single, 'Close,' Featuring Tove Lo". Spin. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  3. ^ Wiest, Brianna. "Nick Jonas's New Single Wants You to Get "Close"". Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  4. ^ Nick Jonas feat Tove Lo "Close" Sheet Music in D Major musicnotes.com
  5. ^ Erlewine, Stephen. "All Music review". AllMusic. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "Nick Jonas dishes on his album, Miley Cyrus and hall passes in Reddit AMA". Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  7. ^ "Nick Jonas full of surprises at 2016 New Orleans Jazz Fest". Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  8. ^ Mahjouri, Shakiel (24 April 2016). "Nick Jonas Performs New Song 'Chainsaw' With Thomas Rhett". Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Jimmy Kimmel Live Schedule for Week of 4/25/2016 - Jimmy Kimmel Live!". Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  10. ^ "Nick Jonas Performs 'Levels'". Archived from the original on 5 August 2016. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  11. ^ Hines, Ree. "Nick Jonas rocks TODAY with a 'Complicated' concert on the plaza!". Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  12. ^ "Concert review: Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas launch tour in Atlanta - Atlanta Music Scene with Melissa Ruggieri". Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  13. ^ "See Nick Jonas, Tove Lo's Provocative 'Close' Video". Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  14. ^ "Nick Jonas f/ Tove Lo "Close" (Tim Erem, dir.)". VideoStatic. Retrieved 27 March 2016.
  15. ^ a b ""Close (feat. Tove Lo) [Louis Vivet Remix]" from Close (Remixes) [feat. Tove Lo] - Single by Nick Jonas on Apple Music". Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  16. ^ "Australian-charts.com – Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo – {{{song}}}". ARIA Top 50 Singles. Retrieved April 23, 2016.
  17. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo – {{{song}}}" (in German). Ö3 Austria Top 40. Retrieved June 2, 2016.
  18. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo – {{{song}}}" (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Retrieved June 10, 2016.
  19. ^ "Ultratop.be – Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo – {{{song}}}" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  20. ^ "Nick Jonas Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  21. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/biz/search/charts?f[0]=ts_chart_artistname%3Anick%20jonas&f[1]=ss_bb_type%3Achart_item&type=2&artist=nick%20jonas
  22. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – RADIO – TOP 100 and insert 201627 into search. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  23. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201618 into search. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  24. ^ Hitlisten.NU - Danmarks officielle hitlister. Retrieved June 1, 2016.
  25. ^ "Lescharts.com – Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo – {{{song}}}" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved April 14, 2016.
  26. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo – {{{song}}}". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  27. ^ "Archívum – Slágerlisták – MAHASZ" (in Hungarian). Stream Top 40 slágerlista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadók Szövetsége. Retrieved March 7, 2018.
  28. ^ "Chart Track: Week 21, 2016". Irish Singles Chart. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  29. ^ "Top Digital – Classifica settimanale WK 21 (dal 2016-05-20 al 2016-05-26)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  30. ^ "Latvijas Top 40". Latvijas Radio. July 10, 2016. Retrieved July 10, 2016.
  31. ^ 40, Stichting Nederlandse Top. "Nick Jonas Feat. Tove Lo - Close". Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  32. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo – {{{song}}}" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved May 27, 2016.
  33. ^ "Charts.nz – Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo – {{{song}}}". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  34. ^ "Portuguesecharts.com - Singles (Week 22)". Associação Fonográfica Portuguesa. Retrieved June 17, 2016.
  35. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Chart Top 100 - Official Charts Company". Archived from the original on 15 March 2015. Retrieved 8 September 2016.
  36. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Radio Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 201629 into search. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  37. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Slovak). Hitparáda – Singles Digital Top 100 Oficiálna. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Select SINGLES DIGITAL - TOP 100 and insert 201618 into search. Retrieved 22 August 2016.
  38. ^ "EMA Top 10 Airplay: Week Ending 2016-06-21". Entertainment Monitoring Africa. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  39. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo – Close" Canciones Top 50. Retrieved June 28, 2016.
  40. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo – {{{song}}}". Singles Top 100. Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  41. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo – {{{song}}}". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  42. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 28, 2016.
  43. ^ "Nick Jonas Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved June 21, 2016.
  44. ^ "Nick Jonas Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved June 28, 2015.
  45. ^ "Nick Jonas Chart History (Dance Mix/Show Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved April 25, 2016.
  46. ^ "Nick Jonas Chart History (Dance Club Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved July 12, 2016.
  47. ^ "Nick Jonas Chart History (Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved April 5, 2016.
  48. ^ "Nick Jonas Chart History (Rhythmic)". Billboard. Retrieved May 23, 2016.
  49. ^ "Canadian Hot 100 – Year End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  50. ^ "Hot 100 Songs - Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  51. ^ "Pop Songs: Year-End 2016". Billboard. Retrieved December 18, 2016.
  52. ^ "New Zealand single certifications – Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo – Close". Recorded Music NZ.
  53. ^ Sverige Topplistan, Sverigetopplistan (3 December 2016)
  54. ^ "British single certifications – Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo – Close". British Phonographic Industry. Select singles in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Type Close in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  55. ^ "American single certifications – Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo – Close". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH. 
  56. ^ "Last Year Was Complicated". iTunes Store. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  57. ^ "BBC – Radio 1 – Playlist". BBC Radio 1. Archived from the original on April 9, 2016. Retrieved April 9, 2016.

External linksEdit