You're Gonna Love This

Album: Omens (2012)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single by American electro pop duo, 3OH!3, from their fourth album, Omens. The song was written and produced by 3OH!3 (Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte) and released digitally on July 10, 2012.
  • The duo make a distasteful cultural reference with the lyric, "The girl was biting on my lips like Jeffrey Dahmer." Jeffrey Lionel Dahmer (1960 – 1994) was an American serial killer and sex offender, who confessed to 17 murders, committed in the USA over several years, and was found guilty in 1992 of 15 of these killings. His murders involved rape, dismemberment, and cannibalism. Once the jury rejected Dahmer's insanity plea, he was sentenced to life imprisonment and two years later a fellow prisoner beat him to death.

    Songs about the infamous serial killer include "213" by Slayer and "Jeffrey Dahmer" by Soulfly.
  • Speaking with Artist Direct, Nathaniel Motte explained how he and his 3OH!3 colleague Sean Foreman penned this song. "I was at my house, and the electrician was wiring some stuff up in my studio," he recalled. "I was in the living room, making sounds to have later for production. I came up with that chord progression, and I thought, 'This is pretty cool!'

    We wrote most of the album in Colorado during last December," continued Motte. "Sean came over, and we ended up producing that crazy buildup. It sounded like the Dolby intro that says, 'The audience is now listening…' [Laughs] We built it up into that drop. Sean went up to the mic, and we kept saying funny s--t and laughing through that drop. Eventually, we came up with 'You're Gonna Love This' and we laid that down.

    We've always loved a sense of irony and sense of humor overall. I think shouting out your own song and loving it is pretty funny. This song is a bit more on-the-surface than some of the material on the record. It's about having a good time. We can always see the irony in a party situation - whether it's not getting a chick and going home or something else [Laughs]. Sean definitely does more of the lyrical content. He comes from many different backgrounds but most importantly a hip hop and battle background. He's really good at that and interested in clever, punchline writing. He does that really well."
  • Foreman told Billboard magazine the song was a spontaneous creation. "Nat had the beat practically produced," he recalled, "and we were writing these kind of rappy, fun lyrics for the verse. There's this epic fill he has on the track, kind of like that Dolby SurroundSound, 'the audience is listening' kind of thing. When I was in the vocal booth, every time it would build up and drop out I would do the 'You're gonna love this!' line. One time I said it in this really low voice and we cracked up, then said, 'Should we just have that? Yeah, it's funny!' We've played it live a bunch of times, and it's just as much fun."

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