Closer (Goapele album)

Closer (Goapele album)
Studio album by Goapele
Released 2001
Recorded 1999–2000
Genre Neo Soul
Trip hop
Length 40:41
Label Goapele Music
Producer AmpLive
Mike Tiger
Shaka Ramsay
Nate Greenberg
Jeff Bhasker
Eric Krasno
The Duedaddy
Goapele chronology
Even Closer

Closer was the début album of Contemporary R&B singer-songwriter Goapele Mohlabane. It was self-released in a strictly limited run, only available at select brick-and-mortar outlets and Web sites throughout the United States. After copies sold out, she released a longer album through Hieroglyphics Imperium that got noticed by Columbia Records, which picked up that album for worldwide distribution, added several tracks, and signed her to a contract through Skyblaze Recordings, her family-owned imprint. The catalog number is an in-joke reference to her birthday and initials of her name.

Several songs on this album were rerecorded for their inclusion on the follow-up album, and it is the only album on which the uncensored version of the song "Romantic" and the song "You" (a different composition from the song of the same name on Change it All) are available. It is now considered to be a valuable collectors’ item.

Track listing

  1. Closer (4:40)
  2. Childhood Drama (3:23)
  3. Too Much the Same (4:21)
  4. Romantic (Uncensored Version) (5:58)
  5. You (0:57)
  6. Catch 22 (Original Version) (5:29)
  7. Butterflykisses (3:23)
  8. Things Don’t Exist (4:32)
  9. Salvation (3:44)
  10. It Takes More (3:56)


  • Canadian rapper Drake's 2007 mixtape Comeback Season featured a song titled "Closer," which used the chorus (sung by Andreena Mill) and backing instrumental from Goapele's original.

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