“Anything this good cannot be close enough” Canadian pop songstress Mauve sings in her newest release, “Close”.
Same goes for volume: a track like this one can’t be played loud enough either.
“I compare the energy of love to a growing fire,” she says of the chill-bop pop track sprinkled with hints of tropical house and RnB. “The energy a person emits attracts you… Then it spreads like a wildfire…
“I imagine a scene of watching embers in a fire start to glow, and that’s like the magic that’s birthed through that special connection with someone. That’s why I said a feeling like that cannot feel close enough because you want it completely come over you.
“My inspiration for this song began when I put together a tropical drum beat on my Cubase software program,” she recalls, painting a bigger picture on how “Close” came to be. “Justin Timberlake was in Toronto for a concert and I guess my mindset was in the romantic, hip hop mood he’s known for.
“I wanted to create a beat that was subtle but still had a lot of intensity charged into it — like that fire building up.”