“I Gotta Have You” (sometimes titled “Gotta Have You”) is a groovy tune about wanting to yield to that “sweet temptation.” “Just a little flirting/I don’t see what it’s hurting/There’s something shining in your eyes/I’ve got to have you.” Those smooth vocals by Robert Kraft make doing the wrong thing sound so right. This song features some nice work on organ, and also a good lead part on guitar.
The flip side, “I Want To Show You,” is a somewhat livelier number, its sound seeming to be influenced by both classic R&B and 1970s vibes. It has a bright, happy feel. “When the last light of the day/Turns to blue and fades away/I want to call you, I want to tell you, I want to show you.” Though, as the song goes on, we learn that he can’t share these things with that special someone, for an undisclosed reason. “Share all the pretty things with no one else but you/And even though it can’t be so/I want to show you.” I like that the reason isn’t made clear, as it allows the listener to perhaps connect more easily with the song, plug in his or her own reasons.
This single is available on vinyl now. Apparently, a full-length album is in the works, so we should be hearing more from this trio soon.