Friday, April 25, 2014


Single: "Rum"
Reviewer: Alyse Smith
Twitter: @ASmith1300

I don’t know how I haven’t heard of Brothers Osborne until now, but their new single “Rum” is definitely making me wonder how that’s possible. Starting out with an understandably island theme, it’s definitely making me feel like I should be beach side somewhere. Although the island theme may immediately make someone dismiss it as another Kenny Chesney-like or Zac Brown’s Toes song, everything about this song is brightly refreshing. Light like a summer drink, this song goes down easy and leaves you wanting more. It conjures up memories of sitting on the Causeway hanging out and drinking with friends and family.

The lyrics paint a story heard before, but one you find yourself wanting to live again and again. Though the story is one told before, the way they are telling it is definitely new in every sense. I have yet to hear “Staring at the prettiest part of this powder-keg world” anywhere nor are the rhythmic without being overpowering instrumentals common in today’s music. So many times you long to hear a song with all or most of the decorations stripped away, because they take away from the music. More rarely do they perfectly amplify the song itself. This single definitely proves a case for the latter. Though I can see this being a great summer song, I’m more curious to see what Brothers Osborne has in store for us next. Fair warning though: This song will make you crave impromptu summertime adventures, ache for them even.

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