Brothers Osborne embrace their roots but also follow some new paths on their new self-titled album, Brothers Osborne. Guests include Miranda Lambert.
Brothers Osborne, the dynamic duo hailing from Deale, Maryland, have released their fourth studio album, a self-titled collection that's looking to shake up the country music scene.
TJ and John Osborne, the reigning CMA and ACM Duo of the Year winners, are known for their fearless approach to music. Their bond goes beyond just being brothers; it's a lifetime of performing together and growing up in a blue-collar community. With TJ's deep baritone vocals and John's virtuoso guitar skills, their signature sound has earned them a prominent place in the progressive yet classic domain of country music.
Their latest album, Brothers Osborne, features 11 tracks that are unmistakably their own. But this time, they've ventured into new territory, expanding their musical horizons. The album features synthesizers and even a heartfelt piano ballad, showcasing a fresh direction guided by their new producer, Mike Elizondo (known for his work with Sheryl Crow, Dr. Dre, and Twenty One Pilots, among others).
"We are always pushing ourselves, always evolving and not afraid to change," says John. "But at the end of the day, we are also who we are," adds TJ, explaining the duo’s personal growth.
For this release, the brothers entrusted Mike Elizondo with production duties, who assembled a talented group of studio musicians including Paul McCartney's drummer Abe Laboriel Jr. The LP also features a guest appearance from country superstar Miranda Lambert on the track "We Ain't Good At Breaking Up," a song they co-wrote together with Jesse Frasure.
The brothers poured their hearts into every aspect of the album, co-writing every song, including the chart-climbing single "Nobody's Nobody," penned with Elizondo and Kendell Marvel. The track delivers a powerful message of inclusivity and acceptance, reflecting the brothers' commitment to using their music as a force for good. "We've always had a lot of mystery intentionally around the things we have done, but with this album, we decided to be all in," says TJ. "And doing that reminded me of what it was like when I first started playing music, when it was an outlet for my angst or just a way to have fun." John echoes this sentiment: "Since our last record [2020's Skeletons], we've been very forthcoming with who we are. By acknowledging TJ's personal life and my mental health struggles, we are more ourselves creatively and publicly than we've ever been."
Brothers Osborne is not just another album in their discography, it's a defining moment in their career. It's an album that showcases their roots, their evolution, and their unapologetic authenticity. As they boldly declare, "We are always pushing ourselves, always evolving and not afraid to change. But at the end of the day, we are also who we are."