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Come a Little Closer (Cage the Elephant song)

"Come a Little Closer" is a song by American rock band Cage the Elephant. Written by lead singer Matthew Shultz and produced by Jay Joyce, it was released as the lead single from the band's third studio album Melophobia on August 13, 2013. It topped the Billboard Alternative Songs chart in the United States, giving the band their fourth number-one hit on the chart.[1]

"Come a Little Closer"
Cage the Elephant Come a Little Closer.jpg
Single by Cage the Elephant
from the album Melophobia
B-side"Baby Blue"
ReleasedAugust 13, 2013 (2013-08-13)
FormatDigital download, 7"
Recorded2012–2013 at St. Charles, Nashville, Tennessee
Genre
Length3:49
LabelRCA
Songwriter(s)Jared Champion, Lincoln Parish, Brad Shultz, Matt Shultz, Daniel Tichenor
Producer(s)Jay Joyce
Cage the Elephant singles chronology
"Always Something"
(2012)
"Come a Little Closer"
(2013)
"Take It or Leave It"
(2014)
Audio sample
Music video
"Come a Little Closer" on YouTube

Contents

BackgroundEdit

Cage the Elephant lead singer Matthew Shultz wrote "Come a Little Closer", taking inspiration from an occasion in which he woke up in a São Paulo hotel in the early morning and opened his window to watch the sunrise over the favelas.[2] Finding the makeshift housing comparable to an anthill, he soon found himself wondering what each soul inside each borough felt, whether it be heartache, love, loss or joy.[2]

Music videoEdit

The music video for "Come a Little Closer" was directed by Matthew Shultz and released on November 12, 2013.[3] A mix of animation and live-action footage, it depicts the members of Cage the Elephant being transported to an alien planet and trying to escape from several monstrous beings, and in Schultz's case, having to navigate out of the stomach of a giant whale and evade being devoured by a group of birds.[4] Schultz then rides a flaming lion and makes his way to a different planet made of skulls, traveling into its core and managing to escape death by destroying it.[4] Scenes of the band performing the song is interspersed throughout.[4]

Track listingEdit

  • Digital download[5]
  1. "Come a Little Closer" – 3:49
  1. "Come a Little Closer" – 3:49
  2. "Baby Blue" – 3:57

ChartsEdit

Release historyEdit

Region Date Format Label
United States August 13, 2013 Digital download[5] RCA Records
Active rock radio[25]
Modern rock radio[26]
United Kingdom February 3, 2014 7" vinyl[6] Virgin EMI Records

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Caulfield, Keith; Trust, Gary (November 11, 2013). "Chart Highlights: Cage The Elephant Returns To No. 1 On Rock Airplay, Alternative Songs". Billboard. New York. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Rutledge, Chris (October 7, 2013). "Cage The Elephant Talk Melophobia, 'Come A Little Closer,' Songwriting". American Songwriter. Nashville. Retrieved October 9, 2013.
  3. ^ "Come A Little Closer (Official Video) | Cage The Elephant | Music Video". MTV. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved April 2, 2014.
  4. ^ a b c Blistein, Jon (November 12, 2013). "Cage the Elephant Battle Psychedelic Beasts in 'Come a Little Closer'". Rolling Stone. New York. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Come A Little Closer: Cage the Elephant". Amazon.com. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  6. ^ a b "Come a Little Closer (7 inch Vinyl Disc – Virgin EMI #3771032) – Cage the Elephant". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 2, 2015.
  7. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  8. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Canada Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  9. ^ "Cage the Elephant Album & Song Chart History". Billboard Mexico Ingles Airplay for Royal Blood. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  10. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  11. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Hot Rock Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  12. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Rock Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
  13. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Adult Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  14. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Adult Pop Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved February 20, 2014.
  15. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Alternative Songs)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  16. ^ "Cage the Elephant Chart History (Mainstream Rock)". Billboard. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  17. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  18. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  19. ^ "Alternative Songs: Year End 2013". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  20. ^ "Hot Rock Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  21. ^ "Rock Airplay Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  22. ^ "Adult Alternative Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  23. ^ "Alternative Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  24. ^ "Mainstream Rock Songs: Year End 2014". Billboard. Retrieved December 21, 2014.
  25. ^ "R&R Going For Adds: Active Rock (Week Of: August 13, 2013)". Radio & Records. Archived from the original on November 12, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013.
  26. ^ "Alternative > Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on July 30, 2013. Retrieved November 12, 2013.

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