ZELAH’s ‘Closer’ is a dark-pop commentary on modern dating

Following ‘Static’, which we described as “a sophisticated song of dreamy pop melodies, undertones of electronica and smokey guitar refrains”, London-based duo ZELAH are back with yet another stylish offering. ‘Closer’ is a song full of lover-lorn longing which emanates of Zelah Van-Gowler’s emotive vocals as she pleas “don’t make me wait.”

‘Closer’ was born out of the personal experiences of the lyricist as she contended with the modern dating world. Here Zelah Van-Gowler explains: “It’s full of conflicting emotions and is pretty reflective on the modern dating culture and the level of uncertainty everyone feels with a new relationship and where it’s going… But it also has a lot of those amazing, positive feelings in the early stages of something when you just can’t stop thinking about someone.”

Additionally, the pair first began creating this song two years ago when they moved to London and so it’s personally nostalgic for ZELAH as well.

Both ‘Static’ and ‘Closer’ will feature on ZELAH’s upcoming EP.





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