Brothers Osborne—consisting of TJ and John Osborne—have released an anthemic new song, “Hatin’ Somebody.”
The brothers co-wrote the timely track with Casey Beathard. On it, they highlight the importance of unity despite everyone’s differing beliefs. “I may never like your shoes / You may never like mine / We may never be all cheers drinkin’ beers / Arm in arm singin’ ‘Auld Lang Syne’ / But maybe we can meet somewhere in the middle,” TJ admits on the opening, before stressing the need for harmony later on the chorus.
“Hatin’ somebody ain’t never got nobody nowhere / It’s a bad seed to sow, it’s a dead end road when ya go there / Makin’ any headway that way ain’t got no prayer / Hatin’ somebody ain’t never got nobody nowhere.”
On their inspiration behind writing this tune, TJ shared, “We threw our grandfather into that song imagining ‘a stubborn hillbilly in the middle of the city, learning how not to throw stones.’ As the song says, ‘we’re in the same damn boat and hating somebody ain’t ever got nobody nowhere.’”
“Hatin’ Somebody” follows “All Night,” the rollicking lead single from Brothers Osborne’s upcoming third studio album, Skeletons. The record is slated to drop on October 9 via EMI Records/UMG Nashville.
Stream “Hatin’ Somebody” below: