Brothers Osborne on the Weird Relationship Phase That Is ‘Stay a Little Longer’
Brothers Osborne wrote "Stay a Little Longer" with talented Nashville-based songwriter (and oft-hitmaker) Shane McAnally, and during a visit to the Taste of Country Nights studio, they dished on the rather weird relationship phase that inspired it.
The sibling duo, T.J. and John Osborne, write the majority of their music. They penned every song on their first EP, and they wrote all of the songs on their forthcoming album. The brothers combined their talents with McAnally's know-how for the single, "Stay a Little Longer" — an admittedly smart move.
“We wrote it with Shane McAnally, who has had a lot of success lately. He’s great," T.J. explains. "We went into the writing session that day and were like, ‘Man we kind of want to write a song — you hear a lot of love songs and a lot of breakup songs — but you never hear about that weird in between phase where you’re not sure if it’s love yet, or if it’s falling apart.’ It’s kind of that weird thing where you’re not sure where it stands, but you know that when you’re by yourself you crave to hear the company of that other person.”
The EP features a demo version of the song, but it's the radio version you'll find on their new album, which you can look forward to in 2016.
“We just got out of the studio with our full-length record that’ll be coming out end of the year / beginning of next year," the duo state.
Can't wait? Watch the newly-released "Stay a Little Longer" video.
Sam Alex is the host of Taste of Country Nights radio, a syndicated night show which airs on more than 60 Townsquare Media Group stations nationwide.