It doesn’t feel like it was ten years ago that Calvin Harris delivered (in my opinion) one of the most iconic electronic tracks of all time, “Feels So Close.” This track was the second single off of Harris’ 2012 album, 18 Months. Which still to this day stands in a league of its own. “Feels So Close” is a rush of nostalgia, a sense of invincibility, pure validation that there is no stopping us right now.
2012 was an iconic year for electronic music. The scene was run by the likes of Swedish House Mafia, Alesso, Zedd, Skrillex, and of course Calvin Harris. 18 Months came out in October of 2012 and delivered all the elements the scene was fueled on at this time. This was also the first of Harris’ albums that he didn’t provide vocals on each song. The tracklist features powerhouse vocals from Rihanna, Florence Welch, Ellie Goulding, and Ne-Yo. 18 Months debuted at number one on the electronic/dance charts. It also ended up getting two Grammy noms for tracks “Sweet Nothing” and “Let’s Go.”
It’s A Force Field
What we all wouldn’t give to go back in time and listen to “Feels So Close” again for the first time. The vocals, done by Harris himself, tell a relatable story. The beat builds perfectly, starting from nothing but a few keys, eventually leading to a club-ready drop that can shift any moment to another universe, a dark room filled with lights and strangers, with nothing but the bassline pounding in the background.
“Feels So Close” holds a lot of memories for a lot of people. Even ten years later, when it pops up on shuffle, it’s impossible not to let it play out. The true epitome of timeless. Happy Birthday “Feels So Close.” Also, Calvin, if you’re reading this, please send me your address. I want to mail you flowers for creating such a staple song in my life.
Stream “Feels So Close” and 18 Months today, and everyday.
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