The Bottom Line
3OH!3's breakthrough pop hit "Don't Trust Me," already certified gold in digital download sales, skates the line between clever and annoyingly amateurish. Bratty, insolent and irreverent, it does actually work. You can be offended, but I suggest dancing instead...oh, and while you're at it, "do the Helen Keller and talk with your hips."
- In your face lyrics on trust fund girls
- Surefire chorus
- Clever, irreverent use of Helen Keller
- Could be interpreted as a disrespectful slam
- Written by Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte
- Produced by Matt Squire, Benny Blanco, and 3OH!3
- Released July 2008 by Photo Finish Records
Guide Review - 3OH!3 - "Don't Trust Me"
The electronica/rap duo 3OH!3 hail from Boulder, Colorado and the 303 area code. They are Warped Tour veterans and border on being crudely smart-alecky. Instead, the entire package of obnoxious vocals and singalong chorus dressing down trust fund girls is refreshing and fun.
Clearly, one of the key elements of the success of "Don't Trust Me" is the sure hand of Matt Squire in the production chair, assisted by Benny Blanco. Squire has been behind the boards for music from Panic at the Disco, Boys Like Girls and All Time Low, while Blanco has assisted Dr. Luke on production of Britney Spears' single "Circus." With this pair collaborating, it's almost a guarantee "Don't Trust Me" would be irresistibly catchy.
"Don't Trust Me" has been earning steady download sales since its initial release in the summer of 2008. With support from pop radio finally kicking in, the spring of 2009 is breakthrough time for 3OH!3. The duo have our attention with the audacious song and video package here, but long-term success remains an open question.