NYCS First Impression: Brothers Osborne ‘Port Saint Joe’
Releasing their new album today, available everywhere you purchase music, Brothers Osborne have once again produced a stunning collection of songs true to themselves and their brand. As of Sunday night, they were named ACM Vocal Duo of the Year for the second year in a row, have won two CMA Awards and have also been nominated for two Grammy Awards since their first music was released in late 2013. Port Saint Joe was produced by Jay Joyce who is responsible for producing Eric Church and Little Big Town. The trio spent time at Joyce’s beachfront property in the Florida Panhandle on the water’s edge recording, reflecting and creating the new project, hence naming the project after that quaint town.
Everything that fans loved about their debut record Pawn Shop can be found here, however, the album as a whole is more concise. The duo has found the perfect blend of remaining relevant to country radio while keeping their rock-country roots. TJ’s voice is still as smooth and sultry as ever and John is still hands down one of the most talented guitar players in Nashville. Port Saint Joe is less about being upfront, in-your-face, but more about subtly making an impact deep in your bones.
The first single debuted off the record, “Shoot Me Straight” is the biggest rock track, heavy with John’s signature guitar riffs. The album is perfect for the summertime, with hints of beach influences as well as plenty of liquor-soaked lyrics paying homage to some country legends (“Drank Like Hank” and “Weed, Whiskey, and Willie”)
“Slow Your Roll”, kicks off the album with the sound of waves and a grooving melody about taking your time and just slowing down, while “Tequila Again” is an ode to bad decisions, comparing falling in love with tequila the way you fall in love with a woman. “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)” is a standout love song (“I’ve seen pictures and I’ve heard stories about the boy I used to be / but I don’t remember me, before you”). “Pushing Up Daisies (Love Alive)” is also a ballad highlighting affection that will never die.
“While You Still Can” closes out Port Saint Joe a mid-tempo lyric about making the most of life while we are still here. (“Everything you thought would last forever / never lasts forever like you planned / don’t let your now become a never so take life by the hands / while you still can”)
Stream the album below on Spotify, or purchase your copy on iTunes here.
Living in NYC and want to catch the guys? This Tuesday, April 24th, Brothers Osborne will hit Nash FM 94.7’s Stage 17 for a special Up Close & Country Performance and we’ve got your ticket in! Sign-Up for the Weekly Round-Up here for more details and be sure to be following us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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