Watch Dayglow Play Duet With Himself In “Close To You”

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Dayglow returns this year with a new single and video “Close To You,” where we get to see him perform a duet with another…Dayglow. It’s a smooth and dreamy track flecked with 80s hues where he addresses the one-on-one tension that two individuals experience in a large gathering. The video showcases Dayglow and his clone singing with each other in slick and quirky fashion. Check it out:

Sloan said of the new track, “There is just a certain danceable yet melancholy feeling about 80’s pop duets that I wanted to channel into. ‘Close to You’ was intended to be performed as a duet, but ended up essentially being a duet with myself (which makes sense in the context of the lyrics).

The song itself is about the tension between two people at a party that never said hello. It’s about the excitement and perfect fantasy you play in your head prior to seeing that person, the mediocre and nervous reality of the actual moment you see them, and the let down that always comes afterwards it not being what had always and only been living in your head. I envision the song being played inside someone’s brain— kind of like the movie ‘Inside Out’- after they are leaving a party, thinking about what they wish would have happened.

But in reality, they are actually just singing to and about themselves.”

The track is the first preview of his upcoming sophomore LP, which he’ll be sharing more info soon.