Single Review: Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo – Close

Nick Jonas Tove Lo Close

Nick Jonas teams up with Tove Lo for brand new single
The days of the innocent Nick Jonas as part of the boyband with his brothers is long gone. He proved this with an all new sexy image in 2014 when he came back with the hit single ‘Jealous’. After the re-release of his second album not even a year ago, he is already ready to move on with brand new material. His third album is called Last Year Was Complicated and will be released in June. The first single ‘Close’ is a collaboration with Swedish pop star Tove Lo. It is sensual slow jam time!

While it may seem an unusual move to open this album campaign with a duet, it could actually be quite a smart move, as Tove Lo has been quite popular, even in the US, in the past year. ‘Close’ is a traditional duet when taking into account the build up (he does the first verse and chorus, she gets te second and then they sing together, you know the drill), but the production is actually very contemporary. You hear some hints of R&B and electronic sounds, while the melodic chorus is still unmistakably pop. The lyrics qualify as both cute and sensual and especially the recurring sentence “space is just a word made up by someone who’s afraid to get close” is smart. This is a smooth and hit worthy duet that deserves a place on US and international radio!

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