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Brothers Osborne Offer Straight Talk on ‘Hatin’ Somebody’

"Hating somebody ain’t ever got nobody nowhere.” 

Written by Chris Parton
Brothers Osborne Offer Straight Talk on ‘Hatin’ Somebody’
Brothers Osborne; Photo Credit: John Peets

Brothers Osborne tell it like it is in the grooving new track, “Hatin’ Somebody,” looking to unite around a swampy soul rocker.

Written by the duo’s John and TJ Osborne with Casey Beathard, the track stands resolute as a New Orleans-style stomper, featuring muddy slide guitar, reverb-heavy vocals and a drum beat rooted in free-form jazz. Plus, it takes the melting-pot diversity of The Big Easy and puts it on blast, offering a brand of all-in-this-together wisdom that is especially appropriate for the moment.

“We’re all going somewhere / When we ain’t here no more / We’re all going somewhere / And we’re all going through the same door,” goes the straight-talking chorus.

“We threw our grandfather into that song imagining ‘A stubborn hillbilly in the middle of the city, learning how not to throw stones,’” TJ says of the track. “As the song says, ‘We’re in the same damn boat, and hating somebody ain’t ever got nobody nowhere.’” 

“Hatin’ Somebody” is the second taste of off Brothers Osborne’s upcoming third album, Skeletons, which is set to arrive October 9 and can be pre-ordered today (July 31). Their bluesy “All Night” single is currently rising up the radio charts.