Carly Pearce’s latest single “Closer to You” deals with people trying to shrink the distance between one another, whether that’s in terms of miles or just across the passenger seat. In the new video for “Closer to You,” Pearce sets out to find the one who’s occupying her thoughts, which in this case appears to be her fiancé, fellow country artist Michael Ray.
“I’ve got a fast car gassed up, sittin’ in the driveway,” sings Pearce, who moves from looking out a living room window at that driveway to actually being behind the wheel in the video directed by Mason Dixon. As the song ramps up in intensity and Pearce sings about her desire to “kill the space in between,” she presses the accelerator and pushes the car near 100 miles per hour. And suddenly, she’s not alone, enjoying the touch of someone who bears a distinct resemblance to Ray. Her relationship with Ray, with both of them frequently in totally different parts of the world, served as inspiration for “Closer to You.”
“I am in a long distance relationship and I can’t get enough of this person,” she told Rolling Stone Country last year. “That for me, lyrically, is what attracted me to this song. You hear the dobro that you hear in all of my music and hear the nuances that make my voice special. Everybody can relate in some capacity to wanting to be with that person who makes you happy.”
Pearce is currently working on a new album with producer Busbee that will be the follow-up to 2017’s Every Little Thing, featuring the hit title track and “Hide the Wine.” Currently co-headlining the Way Back Tour with Russell Dickerson, Pearce will join up with Jason Aldean’s Ride All Night Tour in May.