“Inch by inch we’re moving closer /Feels like a fairytale ending /Take my heart this is the moment /I’m moving closer to you” sings Ace Libre, lead vocalist and keyboardist of the hottest new band, Never the Strangers on “Moving Closer”, the latest Close-up jingle and the second single from the band’s debut album.
Slowly turning into the national anthem for Filipinos in love, the song has that certain charm that will make you sigh. “Moving Closer” was recently heard at the Close-up Pyromusical last March 17 as the brand’s latest jingle. “When I wrote ‘Moving Closer’ I imagined a scene where a guy and girl were falling into each other – everything in slow motion. I have this thing for scenes like that – there’s that obvious element of romance, drama and the idea of ‘the moment’ ” shares Ace, who wrote the song in less than 24 hours.
Never the Strangers, formerly known as Leonecast is made up of Ateneans:ACE Libre—lead vocals and keyboards,PJ LaViña—drums and percussion, FRANCIS Victa—bassist and JP delMundo—guitars. Rico Blanco discovered them through the bands—still Leonecast then—Myspace page and their music and talent caught his attention.
It is unusual for new groups to attract a large following, but Never the Strangers has managed to move closer and closer to the hearts of many filipinos. Perhaps, this is an indication that they are a group to look forward to in this year!
Never the Strangers’ self-titled debut album is available at all record stores nationwide.
Text CLOSER to 5677 to get the ring-back tone of “Moving Closer”.
Never the Strangers — Moving Closer (Official Close Up theme song) Video