In so many ways, Half Past Nine marks a new chapter for the band. The three members, Will Quiring, Matthew Kopperud and Chris Morien, leaned into the trust and foundation built over many years of friendship to pursue a song that would be sustainable. At its core, the song is laced with a quiet confidence that invites the listener dig in, finding new appreciation with each spin. Close Talker, now more than ever, is interested in music that is timeless - music that won’t force the listener into feeling a certain way. To achieve this, the band approached the song following a code of instincts and honesty, including a list of 10 commandments by which each decision was filtered through. Half Past Nine is a testament to the band’s integrity and a desire to produce music that is original and pure. It is a song the band wrote for themselves, about a night they will never forget, in hopes that the song would carry the same meaning in 10 years, as it does today.