Brothers Osborne Share Inspiration Behind ‘Stay a Little Longer’ Music Video
The Brothers Osborne recently earned their first Top 15 hit with their single "Stay a Little Longer," from their upcoming Pawn Shop album. The success of the tune is undoubtedly in part to its attention-getting music video, which shows several different couples, including an interracial couple and a same-sex couple, in various stages of their relationships -- a concept that John and TJ Osborne came up with all on their own.
"We were like, 'If we make a video that’s just kind of really predictable and is just saying what the song’s saying, there’s no point in launching it,'" TJ Osborne tells The Boot. "And it’s also really nice to be able to have a video to add some more depth and say more to the song than you can in the three or four minutes you have to say it.
"We all are very tied together by the same emotions," he continues. "We’re very different people in so many different ways, but we all feel the same struggles of love, and we really wanted to tell that story. I think that’s something we all have in common."
However, it's Pawn Shop's title track that drives the disc's entire message.
"It’s a song on the record that’s about a pawn shop. And we kind of thought, out of the whole theme, right off the bat, about how that makes you think and feel is kind of the vibe we have as artists and musicians and singers and guitar players," Osborne explains. "I think, probably, the first time in my life where I knew I really was going to stay in Nashville and do music is when I had to sell my guitar to do it. Now we can go back in the pawn shops and buy them."
Pawn Shop, which will be released on Jan. 15 on EMI Nashville, is the product of a lot of hard work by the real-life brothers over the last few years.
"We’ve been working on it for so long," John Osborne reveals. "We’ve been so close to putting [out] albums in the past and just haven’t gotten there. But "Stay a Little Longer" has gotten to a point now where it’s enabled us to put out an actual record. We’re super excited about it."
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