Slow jams. Cool vibes. Mellow vocals. “Closer” is the most recent release by Vancouver’s Moonmelt, the electronic project of Jackson Malloy and Alexander Reid.
A soft rhodes, chord progression, subtle kick drum and sultry vocals introduces the song and tone. Soon, the beat picks up, the chords pop, and soulful vocalist, Brianna Rose, blossoms. Her lyrics, draped in velvet smooth vocals, bellow “Just come a little closer, and maybe, you’ll get to have a taste. You’re all that’s on my mind, don’t you want to get it on with me”.
The song evolves, elements of a crowded room are added, the setting is set, and Brianna’s harmonizing melodies fade into the back. A sudden rush brings the track full circle and repeats. As the soulful vocals fade, “Closer” is repeated and the listener is left wondering how close she truly got.