"Feel So Close" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Remixed club beat by Scottish singer is surprisingly clean.





What parents need to know

Positive messages

Simple lyrics are poetic and heartwarming: "I feel so close to you right now, it's a force field.... Your love falls down on me, surrounds me like a waterfall."

Positive role models

In video, people embrace themselves and others, literally.

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Video shows couple kissing and the girl takes her shirt off, but they're outside in broad daylight, so nothing is really shown.

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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this upbeat single is a remixed club track that is also a radio hit, and the lyrics and content are totally clean. The message is a positive one of loving others. The video shows some kissing, but nothing vulgar -- just seemingly small-town people living day-to-day life.

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What's the story?

"FEELS SO CLOSE" is the second single on the third upcoming album from Scottish singer, songwriter, and producer Calvin Harris. Americans might know his name as the producer of Rihanna's club hit "We Found Love." The video for the single is a depiction of Anytown, USA, with endearing moments of young love, dreams, and relationships. The song has been remixed several times by masters like Nero and Manila Killa & El Cid.

Is it any good?


When you first see the video for "Feels So Close," you might expect a country-pop song, given the small-town images of cheerleaders tumbling on lawns and an old cowboy practicing with his lasso. Then the surprise hits, with a club-ready techno mix that makes you want to move your feet. The simplistic lyrics "I feel so close to you right now, it's a force field" complement the pulsing beat, and somehow it all suddenly feels right, even with a dancing ballerina on a dirt road and a gray-haired cowboy relaxing in his lawn chair.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why so many songs today are remixed. What does this mean? What's the purpose? Do you like songs that are remixed, or do you prefer the original versions?

  • This video shows regular people doing regular things, but also embracing others. Can you think of another song, TV show, or movie that sends a similar message about being yourself and appreciating others who might be different?

  • This song is popular at the clubs; how does it make you want to dance or move?

Music details

Artist:Calvin Harris
Release date:March 19, 2012
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 17 years old Written byOGORMAN February 4, 2013

Calvin Harris' star is shining brightly and he will only continue to rise on the charts! :)

Calvin Harris is a genius, I have said it before (probably too many times for some people) and I will say it forever. He may not think he is a very good singer, and hey his voice may not be too appealing to hear for some people, but I would listen to this song and all of the others over and over again. Feel So Close is a catchy dance tune that makes you feel good all over. There really is nothing wrong with the song at all. It is pure entertainment. And I selected Positive Role Models because Calvin honestly seems like a great person. Having watched quite a few interviews of his, he truly is a down-to-earth guy who is saying "This is who I am, either you like me or you don't". And, of course, if you've read any of my other reviews pertaining to any good looking men whatsoever, then you know what is coming next...... He is soooo handsome!!! With the best (albeit quieter) personality and striking good looks (he is 6'5", okay so he's only 11 inches taller than me haha... and he has the most adorable Scottish/English accent!). With his new album '18 Months' out now, Calvin will only continue to get bigger. :)
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Kid, 11 years old June 29, 2012


Probably the most baddest bit in the video is someone drinking a beer. It does not contain any positive or bad messages. It's just ordinary people living their ordinary lives. Thats ordinary. This video is ordinary!
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Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 16 years old Written byanders09ma May 27, 2012

Feel So Close

I really like this sonng! Very Catchy and more music and less lyrics :)
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Great messages
Great role models


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