Dayglow is no stranger to catchy bedroom pop melodies with lighthearted instrumentals. In following suit with his signature motifs, 'Close to You' can be considered a home run. Dayglow holds a special place in my heart, as I had the privilege of getting my first tattoo with his hit track of 2020, 'Can I call You Tonight' playing in the background. In the beginning of the song, he starts off by describing a woman of undeniable splendor and allure, as his lyrics describe an entire party being thrown in her honor and all of the patrons leaving after she has departed. The pre-chorus enters a more of a dreamscape with a slowed tempo and airy vocals, while picking up faithfully into the next verse in the original upbeat tone. The overall message of the song is that the narrator is yearning to talk to a girl that he knows is far out of his reach due to his own nerves and preminitions about how glorious she really is. The is perfectly reflected in the musical accompaniment of the lyrics as the synths eeb and flow with the emotion presented in the vocals. The most redundant line in the song being "I'm only overthinking when I'm close to you," encapsulates the overall tone of regret and paranoia that the singer feels; he is not able to advance his position with his love interest, ultimately causing his downfall in not able to successfully pursue her. In the end, Dayglow's theme of love wrought angst is continued in this easy listen pop song all the while the track 'Close to You' further proves the saying "don't fix what isn't broken" holds true. I am excited to further see this artist grow and develop in the bedroom pop scene.
Close To You
Can I Call You Tonight
Reviewer’s Name: Peyton Riegel Date of Review: 2/1/2021