Love and Theft Share Infectious New Song, ‘You Didn’t Want Me’ [LISTEN]
Love and Theft have released a new single, "You Didn't Want Me," and an accompanying music video. The song deals with themes of heart breakers and people that just don't know how to appreciate love. Press play above to watch the video and listen to the brand-new track.
For being a song about taking relationships for granted, "You Didn't Want Me" is surprisingly breezy and uptempo. In the song, Stephen Barker Liles and Eric Gunderson, who make up the country duo, sing about how an ex-girlfriend who previously showed no interest in returning to the relationship suddenly changes her tune after her former partner finds happiness with somebody else. "You didn't want me / You didn't want me / Don't make this any harder than it needs to be / You wanted to be free / Now you're wishing that its you and me," the duo continues in the chorus, which takes a catchy, sing-song-esque quality.
In the music video for the song, Liles and Gunderson act out the song's message against a grainy, black-and-white production, as if the video takes its style cues from old silent films. A love interest appears, upset to see her former boyfriend enjoying a date with somebody new. In example after example, the girl shows up just in time to ruin the romance between her ex-boyfriend and his new flame. The video ends with the duo sitting around a table, drinking coffee in a sparsely decorated room and reflecting on relationships past.