Mousetrap Heart (song)

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"Mousetrap Heart"
Mousetrap Heart (Single Cover).JPG
Single by Thirsty Merc
from the album Mousetrap Heart
Released21 May 2010
Genre Pop rock
Label Warner Music Group
Songwriter(s) Rai Thistlethwayte
Producer(s) Matt Wallace
Thirsty Merc singles chronology
"Mousetrap Heart"
"Tommy and Krista"
Alternative cover
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Promo single cover

"Mousetrap Heart" is the first single from Thirsty Merc's third album Mousetrap Heart . It was released as a digital download on 21 May 2010.

The track received positive reviews from fans and critics alike with most praising the band's polished new sound, owed partly to U.S. album producer, Matt Wallace (Maroon 5). Mousetrap Heart received heavy airplay in Australia soon after its release to radio in May 2010

The female singer featured in Mousetrap Heart is Carmen Smith

The single kicked off the Mousetrap Heart Australian Tour, in support the single and album. The music video was shot in Los Angeles and features LA-based, Argentinian dancer Carolina Cerisola dancing around and on a piano that singer Rai is playing.

Track listing

  1. "Mousetrap Heart" – 3:29

Chart positioning

Chart (2010)Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart30
Australian Airplay Chart10

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