"Feel So Close" (CD Single)

Music review by
Jessica Dawson, Common Sense Media
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Remixed club beat by Scottish singer is surprisingly clean.

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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 & Representations

In video, people embrace themselves and others, literally.


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

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What 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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Teen, 17 years old Written byMiranda B. 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,... Continue reading
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 t... Continue reading

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.

Talk to your kids 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
  • Type: Single
  • Label: Ultra
  • Genre: Pop
  • Parental advisory: No
  • Edited version available: No
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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