Closer Than Veins

Closer Than Veins
Closer Than Veins
Studio album by Outlandish
Released Denmark 2005
Europe 2006
Genre Hip hop
Label RCA, Sony BMG
Producer Mintman - Lucas Secon - Saqib
Outlandish chronology
Beats, Rhymes & Life
Closer Than Veins
Sound of a Rebel

Closer Than Veins is the third album by the Danish hip-hop group Outlandish, released in 2005. The album was critically acclaimed for its mature outlook and potent lyrics.[citation needed]

Track listing

  1. Introspective
  2. Any Given Time
  3. Look Into My Eyes Video
  4. Just Me
  5. Kom Igen (feat. U$O, ADL & Salah Edin)Video
  6. Nothing Left To Do
  7. Beyond Words (feat. Burhan G) (the song samples "Ederlezi", a popular traditional folk song of the Romani minority in former Yugoslavia)
  8. Words Stuck To Heart (replaced by "In Good Hands" on UK version)
  9. Reggada (feat. Taibi & Dany Raï)
  10. Callin’ U Video
  11. Sakeena
  12. I’ve Seen (feat. Sami Yusuf)
  13. Una Palabra (feat. Majid)
  14. I Only Ask of God (Sólo le pido a Dios, Leon Gieco) Video
  15. Appreciatin'
  16. Redemption Song (only on UK Album edition)
  17. In Good Hands (Deluxe/International Album edition)
  18. Angels Lower Their Wings (Deluxe/International Album edition)


The lyrics to all tracks are written by Outlandish, except for "Look Into My Eyes" that is principally written by Gihad Ali, and "Just Me","Una Palabra" and "Nothing Left To Do", which are principally written by Omar Shah.

"Callin' U" is taken from the Arabic song "Tamally Maak" by Egyptian superstar Amr Diab.

Closer than veins is the second world album of Outlandish after their album Bread & Barrels of Water. By this album Outlandish has already become a major band in Europe and great inroads to Eastern Europe.[citation needed]

The singles from this album ("Callin' U", "Look Into My Eyes" & "I Only Ask of GOD") reached the European charts. In 2006 Outlandish won MTV European music award for their album Closer Than Veins and their single "Look Into My Eyes". BBC featured the band prominently describing it as a unique hip-hop R&B band. In 2007 the deluxe edition of Closer Than Veins released in UK for the first time. The album sold 2.8 million copies worldwide.[citation needed]


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