Review: "Close To You" - ANTi
“Close To You” is an irresistible electro-pop jam about getting “close to” a possible love interest. It’s easy to dance and spend the night away with someone, but it’s different when you’re looking to pursue this possible relationship into a possible flame. Though the beat insistently pounds, again and again, ANTi determines it all fair as long as it gets him close to you. ANTi determines anything is necessary, as long as it gets you close to your lover. ANTi’s newest bump makes you forget about your past woes to focus on the now, the honest vulnerability twined with bold risks shines for the audience to fully see and understand ANTi down to the depths of his soul.
As the song progresses, the instrumentation slowly builds and becomes more layered, adding complexity and depth to the already mesmerizing melody. The rich and soulful voice delivers poignant lyrics with heartfelt sincerity, striking a consistent sense of upbeat pop among genuine-led lyrics. The light-hearted, immersive single possesses a stunning artistry that showcases ANTi’s considerable talent as a songwriter and performer, highly recommended for fans of indie-folk genres. A breath of fresh air in the industry, ANTi’s polished and confident charisma is the perfect calm before the storm.
Inspired by the world-building songcraft and sci-fi synth of The Weeknd, instead of the current wave of minimalism. ANTi is a maximalist at heart. Determined to fill every aspect of empty sound with crazy synths and startling melodies, ANTI’s music draws parallels to the likes of Charlie Puth, Nick Jonas, and Olly Murs. ANTi remains one of the most up-and-coming producers in Nashville’s pop scene, after graduating early from an elite music university, he gained valuable experience as an engineer and a one-man band. Now, his legacy remains his own. After releasing singles “Back 4 U” and “Love Somebody”, he’s enforced his refined sound and identity, constantly hinting at a potential new album in late 2023 and early 2024, so keep your ears peeled!
Written By Megan Cao
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