"Too Close" (CD Single)

Common Sense Media says

Clean dance tune advocates for honesty in relationships.

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What parents need to know

Positive messages

A positive message about being honest that a relationship isn't working out -- and letting the other person go without drama or games. 

Positive role models

Being open about your feelings is better than messing with other people's emotions. 

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that "Too Close" is a super-clean single that features no profanity or mature content whatsoever. The lyrics focus on a guy who realizes his romance just isn't right and, rather than string his partner along, makes a clean break. It's a fine choice for younger kids who like electronic music. 

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Kids say

What's the story?

\"TOO CLOSE\" is the second single from the debut album The Lateness of the Hour by British singer Alex Clare. Though both the album and single were originally released in 2011, Clare's music only began to gain traction when the track was featured in a 2012 Microsoft TV commercial for Internet Explorer.

Is it any good?

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It's a shame the world took a while to notice Alex Clare, since the singer has some exceptionally powerful pipes. Coupled with a spicy, soulful dubstep (a genre of electronic dance music that originates from London) beat, Clare's vocals make for a truly standout song.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about Alex Clare's rise to fame with this single, which was featured in a Microsoft TV ad for Internet Explorer.

  • Do you think it's a good idea for companies to adapt previously released songs for their product ads? Why or why not?

  • How does this song compare with other songs you hear on the radio?

Music details

Artist:Alex Clare
Release date:May 16, 2012
Type:Single
Label:Nasty Orange
Genre:Pop
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Teen, 17 years old Written byabbacus September 30, 2012
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Teen, 14 years old Written byThorthegodofthunder May 25, 2012
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Great Song.

Great song. You must check it out.
Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 July 7, 2012
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too close cd single

Families can talk about Alex Clare's rise to fame with this single, which was featured in a Microsoft TV ad for Internet Explorer. Do you think it's a good idea for companies to adapt previously released songs for their product ads? Why or why not? How does this song compare with other songs you hear on the radio?
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