In 2009, The Temper Trap’s song “Sweet Disposition” propelled them into the spotlight after it was featured in the film (500) Days of Summer. This Australian rock band is now back with “Need Your Love,” their first single off their upcoming self-titled album, which is set to release June 5 in the U.S. The music video takes a different look at Johnny, the antagonist in the ‘80s film The Karate Kid, and what happens to him after his final fight with Daniel. It’s a very fun, creative concept, but the music video doesn’t cover up how underwhelming the song is.
If you take a look at the comments on the video on YouTube and the band’s Facebook page, “Need Your Love” is getting a lot of mixed reviews. Musically, lyrically, vocally – the song sounds flat and falls flat. I know this band is capable of more (case in point: every song on their first album Conditions). The only thing “Need Your Love” has going for it is that the chorus is catchy enough to get stuck in your head. I really want to like this track because I was a big fan of Conditions, but even after a few days and a few listens I still can’t get into it. With that said, I won’t give up hope for what they come out with next.
Take a look at The Temper Trap’s music video for “Need Your Love”:
What do you think?