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Closer (Travis song)

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Released  23 April 2007
Length  4:00
Format  7", CD, download
Label  Independiente Records
B-side  "The Day Today", "The Great Unknown", "This Love"
Genre  Indie rock, alternative rock, indie pop

"Closer" is a song by Scottish band Travis, released as the first single from their fifth studio album, The Boy with No Name, on 23 April 2007. The single peaked at #10 on the UK Singles Chart.


The song is featured in sports video game FIFA 08.

Music video

The music video features the band as clerks in a supermarket with Healy as the mascot. When fed up with his job, he goes inside and starts singing on the speaker system. Payne, who was working at the register completely bored, takes out his bass and Dunlop and Primrose are dancing with the customers. When their boss, Ben Stiller in a cameo, hears music, he tries to find out where it comes from but it stops as soon as he looks out of his office. The music then resumes when Stiller goes back to his office. The video ends with the band leaving the supermarket together. The only instrument that appears is Payne's bass, whilst the rest of the band have nothing. Fran Healy is seen wearing a Radio Clyde T-shirt that reads "Radio Clyde 261". The T-shirt actually originated from Frank Zappa who wore a red version of the shirt previously. The video was directed by Michael Baldwin, who has also directed videos for Gabriella Cilmi, Dave Matthews Band, and Melanie C, among others.

Track listings

  • UK CD Single
    1. "Closer" - 3:59
    2. "The Day Today" - 2:48
    3. "Closer" (Video)
  • 7" Vinyl #1
    1. "Closer" - 3:59
    2. "The Great Unknown" - 2:24
  • 7" Vinyl #2
    1. "Closer" - 3:59
    2. "This Love" - 4:05
  • European Single
    1. "Closer" - 3:59
    2. "The Day Today" - 2:48
    3. "The Great Unknown" - 2:24
    4. "This Love" - 4:05
    5. "Closer" (Video)
  • American E.P.
    1. "Closer" - 3:59
    2. "The Day Today" - 2:48
    3. "This Love" - 4:05


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