Certainly, we’ve been inundated with endless tacky and tedious Valentine’s Day ploys leading up to today. So, can we for just a moment, forget the Jane Seymour’s Open Hearts Collection and waxy chocolate used to conceal nasty nougat and get back to what’s truly important here? Yes, I’m talking about sweaty sexuality.
Luckily for us, Lovett hasn’t forgotten what drives sales of those inane Hallmark cards: sexy girls, desperate dudes and the ol’ bump and grind of classic shake rag. And for a guy who cut his teeth scoring motion pictures, Heartattack demonstrates that, as a songwriter, arranger and performer, Lovett is ready to throw down with today’s indie rock heavies. Of course, the clip for Heartattack (the latest from his self-titled tour de force) doesn’t hurt Lovett’s cause. Boasting more entangled limbs than all-you-can-eat night at Red Lobster, and featuring blink-and-you’ll-miss’em cameos from indie film actress Amy Seimetz and country star Dierks Bentley, as well as the abominable snowman, this is as close to a V-Day sure thing as most of us will ever get.