A sultry rap and R&B duet about wanting to get closer to someone but are hesitant to take the next step.

About the Song

“Closer” is a song by rapper Saweetie featuring R&B singer H.E.R. It was released on July 2, 2021, and quickly gained popularity with fans of both artists. The song is about two people getting closer and exploring their feelings for each other. The video for the song features Saweetie and H.E.R. in a futuristic setting, with stunning visuals and choreography that perfectly complement the sultry vibe of the song.

As the song progresses, the video switches between different locations and outfits, keeping the viewer engaged and visually stimulated. The choreography is a highlight of the video, with the dancers performing intricate moves that perfectly match the beat of the song.

Overall, “Closer” is a visually stunning and highly entertaining music video that perfectly complements the sensual and seductive vibe of the song. Saweetie and H.E.R. are both talented artists in their own right, and together they have created a true masterpiece that is sure to delight fans of both hip-hop and R&B.

Fun Fact

“Closer” by Saweetie (feat. H.E.R.) heavily samples the song “Computer Love” by Zapp & Roger, a funk band from Ohio known for pioneering the use of the talk box in their music. The talk box is an electronic device that allows a musician to shape the sound of their instrument using their mouth, creating a distinctive robotic effect. “Computer Love” was a hit in the 1980s and has been sampled in several other songs, including “California Love” by Tupac Shakur and Dr. Dre. Saweetie and H.E.R. put their own spin on the sample, incorporating it into their modern hip-hop sound for “Closer.”

About the Artists

Saweetie is an American rapper and songwriter. She was born Diamonté Quiava Valentin Harper in Santa Clara, California, in 1993. She began her music career in 2013, releasing her debut mixtape, High Maintenance. The mixtape was a critical and commercial success, and it helped to establish Saweetie as a rising star in the hip hop genre.

H.E.R., whose real name is Gabriella Wilson, is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. She was born in Vallejo, California, in 1997. She began her music career in 2016, releasing her debut EP, H.E.R. Volume 1. The EP was a critical and commercial success, and it helped to establish H.E.R. as a rising star in the R&B genre.

Saweetie and H.E.R. actually grew up together in the San Francisco Bay Area and attended the same high school. They later reconnected in the music industry and collaborated on “Closer.”

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