New Jersey-based alt-rockers Modern Crowds have shared their latest single, “Closer” from their self-titled debut album. Rhythm guitarist Joe Pellegrinelli had a lot to say about the song, stating, “I actually came up with the idea for ‘Closer’ on an acoustic guitar, but the song really erupted once Doug, Charlie and I jammed on it together. Once we brought it to Adam he recorded some tasty leads and there the demo was. We experimented a little bit sonically on this one in the studio, but it is primarily a rock tune. Our producer Paul had the idea to live track the drums, guitar and bass, and I think that really emphasizes the grittiness of the song.”

He went on to say, “In terms of lyrics, it’s a breakup song. More so than any of our other tracks to date, this one comes from a place of anger and frustration. I was in that angry but also vulnerable post-breakup place and this song definitely makes that clear by the time the first chorus lyrics hit. The song ends however, on a more positive note lyric-wise. The second chorus line ‘Is this all there is left?’ is kind of a turning point in the song and in the end it kind of becomes about accepting all the experiences and feelings you’ve had (whether positive or negative) while also looking ahead to the future.”