A Brothers Osborne Christmas: Lights, Sounds, And Shopping
Brothers Osborne’s John Osborne will have a memorable Christmas holiday as he celebrates with his wife Lucie and the couple’s eight-month-old twins, son Arthur and daughter Maybelle.
In one of the many interviews I have done with John over the years, he told me what the holiday season does for him, “I love the overall feel and look at that time of year because it’s starting to get really cold then and everything’s coming to a halt. It stays dark, so you have a lot of Christmas lights. I love Christmas lights –they put you in such an amazing mood.”
He added, “Just the sounds, like all the Christmas music and even shopping, which is quite possibly one of the most hectic things to do during the holidays. Even if we have all our shopping done, we’ll still go to the mall because it’s so alive and vibrant and the colors, music, and lights. I love it. It’s a bit sensory overload, but I kinda dig that.”
The brother duo released their self-titled fourth studio album in September, and on the project is a duet with Miranda Lambert, “We Ain’t Good At Breaking Up.”
The song was written by the brothers Jesse Frasure and Miranda. TJ told us about the day they wrote the song. “Miranda came in, and she was so fun to write with. It can be a little challenging to write with artists sometimes; you end up trying to write for each other, and you end up with a song typically for neither of you.”
TJ noted that this was not one of those times. He said, “In this instance, we knew we were writing for this project. We went in and definitely focused on this. Miranda was all for that. She took off her artist cap and put on her [writing] cap, and we were just really, really impressed with not only her writing ability but just the ease in how great she collaborates.”
Osborne admitted they had one more thing to ask her once the song was complete. He recalled, “When the song was finished for the day, and Miranda got up and started doing some ad-libs on the work tape demo that we had done, we knew that part of what makes this song special and unique from things we’ve done previously is that female vocal weeding its way through there. The track was really great, and we were like, ‘Miranda, please, you have to sing on it.’ She kindly obliged and put her vocal on it.”