Dream team R3HAB and Andy Grammer reunite and team up once again for their new release “Close To You,“ which follows their first single together “Good Example” from 2020. After releasing “Stars Align” with Chinese best-selling female artist Jolin Tsai and a future festival anthem “Distant Memory” with Timmy Trumpet and W&W, R3HAB shows off a more radio-friendly style with melodies of organic instrumentals and an easy rhythm, which is complemented by Grammer’s soulful vocals. With lyrics that touch upon feeling connected to someone despite time or space, “Close To You” has an emotive element that serves as a reminder of why Grammer’s songs like “Don’t Give Up On Me” and “Honey, I’m Good” have made him a favorite artist among millions of listeners. Check out what both artists had to say about their exciting new collaboration “Close To You”:
“When I want to make a next-level feel-good record, I call Andy. He has a bright outlook of the world and channels it into inspiring songs. We loved working on ‘Good Example’ and have been looking for the right follow-up ever since. Andy shared a demo of ‘Close To You,’ and we were able to bring it to life quickly. I’m excited for the world to hear this song and dance along.” – R3HAB
“When you are with your person, and there is an uncanny feeling that it was meant to be. That’s what I was thinking when writing ‘Close To You.” – Andy Grammer
Dutch/Moroccan DJ and producer Fadil El Ghoul, better known as R3HAB, has been trailblazing his way through dance music for the better part of the last decade. From his breakthrough hit remix of Afrojack, Pitbull and Ne-Yo’s “Give Me Everything” to his dance anthems, such as “All Around The World (La La La)” and “Lullaby,” which have collectively amassed over 600M streams, to his collaborations with the likes of ZAYN, Andy Grammer, Sofia Carson, Olivia Holt and more, R3HAB has proven to be one of the most talented and forward-thinking artists in the game. He partnered with Spotify and GATTÜSO to create the first-ever official “mint” single release. In 2016 he founded his label CYB3RPVNK, which passed one billion streams on its catalog within the first two years since its inception. R3HAB himself continues to evolve and diversify his sound by working with a variety of artists around the globe, experimenting with everything from hip-hop to pop through his collaborations. With his combination of innate artistry and innovative attitude, in 2021 R3HAB is continuing his journey among electronic music’s elite.
Since his self-titled debut, award-winning multi-platinum artist and songwriter Andy Grammer has been inspiring listeners around the world. Andy has scored seven chart-topping hits, which together have been streamed over a billion times worldwide—including his first break-out songs “Keep Your Head Up” and its follow-up “Fine By Me.” His 2014 sophomore album, Magazines or Novels, went gold and yielded the gold single “Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah).” During this chapter, the single “Honey, I’m Good” reached quadruple-platinum status globally, emerging as “one of the best-selling songs of that year.” He maintained this streak on 2017’s The Good Parts. The standout song “Fresh Eyes” achieved platinum status and reached over 350 million streams. In addition to reaching fans through his music, Andy also makes a strong connection through live shows as he consistently sold-out headline gigs on his 2018 and 2019 tours. Building upon that foundation, his 2019 fourth full-length, Naive, amplifies both his message and musicianship. The first single “Don’t Give Up On Me,” was also highlighted in the critically acclaimed film Five Feet Apart. The song went on to be certified platinum and now has an impressive 350M global streams to date. It was also used in a campaign for ESPN’s 13th annual V Week for Cancer Research, entitled “One,” which landed Grammer a Sports Emmy for Outstanding Music Direction and a Clio Award. Throughout the last year, Grammer spent a majority of his time in the studio working on new music that will be released this Spring. His new song “Close To You” with R3HAB is the first of many exciting things Grammer has in store for 2021.