Trying Not To Love You

Album: Here and Now (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • This paean to romantic ambivalence is the fifth single from Nickelback's seventh studio album, Here and Now. The band's vocalist Chad Kroeger and guitarist Ryan Peake penned the song. It was released on August 20, 2012.
  • The song's music video stars Jason Alexander (George Costanza from TV sitcom Seinfeld) as a coffee shop barista who falls in love with a beautiful girl played by Brooke Burns (Jessie Owens from TV series Baywatch) and attempts to woo her with his caffeinated creations. Alexander previously featured in a couple of visuals for Brad Paisley songs, "Celebrity" and "Online," the latter of which he also directed and won the 2007 Country Music Association's Video of the Year Award.
  • The video's coffee ship background might be explained by the origin of the band's name: bassist Mike Kroeger's former job at Starbucks. Kroeger would frequently say "Here's your nickel back" when giving customers their change.

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