3OH!3 Dish On Ke$ha And Why Their New Record Is Collaboration-Free

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3OH!3 are known for two things: catchy hooks and hot female collaborators. They are not known as romantic songwriters. If anything, you’d think the guys are the “hit it and quit it” variety based on what they sing. But with new single “You’re Gonna Love This,” the guys finally look at something besides sex: their beats.

“I think that love doesn’t exist and we should all try for something very short and ephemeral,” jokes Nate Motte in an interview with CBS Local.

In their latest video, the guys are left high and dry (spoiler alert) by the girl they’re fighting over — she ends up getting her own happily ever after with a Tom Cruise impersonator.

“I think that lyrically and thematically ‘You’re Gonna Love This’ does fall in line with a lot of our stuff. And that’s just to have fun,” Motte says. “That song is a bit funny and is meant to be a bit tongue in cheek, in terms of we say in the song that you’re gonna love the song. It’s like the Men’s Warehouse of songs.”

“You’re gonna like the way you look. I guarantee it,” laughs Sean Foreman as he invokes the legendary Men’s Warehouse slogan.

For fans who’ve loved 3OH!3 in the past, but in an ephemeral, passing way, they may feel something is missing from the duo’s new album. They guys, who’ve scored big hits collaborating with Katy Perry and Ke$ha, decided to go it alone on their new record.

“[We] ended up coming out with 20-25 songs in the span of about a month and a half of just writing,” Motte says. “We spent a lot of time producing them and reworking them and stuff…[T]here wasn’t really any time or room for a collaboration. Which isn’t to say that we’re not gonna do that anymore. We love doing that.”

One of the guys’ past collaborations included a back and forth with Ke$ha — she was on their track “First Kiss” and they guested on her “Blah Blah Blah.” We asked them to tell us something we wouldn’t know about the pop star.

“Ke$ha, you probably know a lot, but she legit gets her clothes out of the dumpster,” Motte says, completely seriously. “Like, goes dumpster diving for ‘gems’ as she calls them. Secret gems.”

Motte goes on to reveal that the first time she met Foreman she called him a word we might say instead of cat (“”Now that I know her, it was pretty endearing,” Foreman remarks.), she texted their mutual friend that she wanted to have intimate relations with Motte (not her exact words) and she let Foreman’s girlfriend tattoo her (“Let’s put this straight right now: his girlfriend is not a licensed tattoo artist,” says Motte.).

-Courtney E. Smith, CBS Local

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