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- Posted on Mar 1st 2011 4:30PM by Phil Brondyke
'Sweet Disposition,' the Temper Trap
To impart feelings of hope, possibility and potential, Coca-Cola made use of the Temper Trap's 2009 hit 'Sweet Disposition' in its Diet Coke ads. Frontman Dougy Mandagi's vocals resonate as the band's catchy single provides the soundtrack to people performing tasks such as painting, nursing and being Beyoncé.
Throughout the commercial, 'Sweet Disposition' steadily builds with the help of pronounced bass and melodic vocals, which call to mind the musical styling of Michael Angelakos' voice on Passion Pit's 2009 album, 'Manners.'
But the Temper Trap are no Passion Pit. They have come all the way from Australia to enter the States with gusto, making their foray into American pop culture by way of this Diet Coke spot and a Chrysler ad that also uses 'Sweet Disposition.' The band also leased its song 'Down River' to NBC for use on its spy dramedy 'Chuck.'
Both 'Sweet Disposition' and 'Down River' can be found on the band's debut album, 'Conditions,' which was released in the US in October 2009. Temper Trap guitarist Lorenzo Sillitto talked with Spinner at 2010's SXSW a bit more about the band's US success, which can be found here.