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Rush Song Of The Day: Closer To The Heart

Rush, who recently released the R40 box set, grace the cover of the latest issue of Prog and in that issue we called upon 40 famous Rush fans to reveal their favourite Rush songs.

Over the next few weeks we’ll be bringing you some of those choices. Today, Touchstone singer Kim Seviour makes the case for the much-loved single from 1977’s A Farewell To Kings album, namely Closer To The Heart.

“I really like Closer To The Heart,” she says. I love the simplicity of this song, and the overall feeling that runs through it. The lyrics: ‘I will draw the chart, sailing into destiny’ are beautiful, and signify an empowering optimism that I’m really drawn to.”

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Jerry Ewing
Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.