No secret that I love Parmalee's debut album Feels Like Carolina. When I heard that "Close Your Eyes" was going to be the next single, I kinda jumped for joy because even though the album is chock full of hits, "Close Your Eyes" is a personal favorite. The song was written by Trent Tomlinson, Shane Minor and Adam Craig (who fronts a band you need to check out: Adam Craig Band).
"Close Your Eyes" a mid-tempo love song that hooks you from the six note drum beat introduction. The lyrics paint the picture of a perfect summer moonlight-and anticipation-filled night when you are with someone special. The melody and Matt's vocals are simply spot on perfect: romantic and yearning, in a sweet, non-salacious way.
"Hey baby 'fore the night gets any older
Lean your pretty self over here a little closer
I need to hold ya, I want to show ya
What you don't wanna miss, nooo
It's all gettin' to what we've been waitin' on
I'm gonna go and turn you and the night on
Comin' on strong I'm gonna lay it on your lips
Might wanna close your eyes for this"
And then there are these flawless lines: "Just when you thought you've really seen it all/Well it turns out you don't have to see it all." Can you say swoon? Feels like....another #1.
The single is available at digital retailers.
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