Alex Clare's "Too Close" is a bona fide hit; it's been charting high on iTunes and Billboard all summer. Some of you may even appear in the official music video for the song, a segment of which was taped at the Moore earlier this month; and Clare will be back in town next weekend, on Saturday, August 25, co-headlining 107.7 The End's Summer Camp '12 with fun. at Marymoor Park.
For me, though, the title "Too Close" will always recall a completely different song.
Is Alex Clare's "Too Close" better than Next's classic 1998 sex jam "Too Close"? Unless it includes a line as good as "Step back/You're dancing kinda close/I feel a little poke coming through/On you," I don't think so.
Incidentally, Next (still together!) will also be in town soon--they're playing a '90s R&B throwback bonanza at the ShoWare Center in Kent on Saturday, September 8; the concert also features Blackstreet (!), 112 (!!), and Color Me Badd (!!!).