Austin, TX based Sloan Struble AKA: Dayglow has released a new song/video titled “Close to You.” The track is the follow up his previous single “Can I Call You Tonight?,” one of the biggest hits on the indie pop chart. Dayglow, is due to release a new album due in 2021. Less than one year into his twenties, remains the sole creative on the project – writing, performing, producing, and even mixing the song on his own. Dayglow’s previous album, Fuzzybrain, set forth with the mission of making music that strengthens hope, promotes peace, and—in an especially important turn for Struble—fosters a powerful sense of community.
Sloan says 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.”