By Christina Vinson theboot.com
Sibling duo Brothers Osborne have released their “Stay a Little Longer” music video, and it features real-life couples being intimate with one another — but it may cause controversy among country music’s more conservative fans.
The video features multiple couples — from a same-sex couple to an interracial one, from younger couples to older ones — kissing, hugging, arguing, feeling shy and showcasing the different stages of relationships, from the high highs to the low lows.
“We didn’t want it to be about one person or one couple,” TJ Osborne tells Billboard. “We wanted to nail down the narrative that it’s really about something that we’ve all felt and been through.”
Even though the clip may create a ripple of shock in the country community (see: “Girl Crush,” for example), the Osbornes aren’t shying away in the least.
“With this video, we’re trying to show that all relationships are the same,” notes John Osborne. “You have your trials and tribulations no matter who you are.”
He adds, “Everything Brothers Osborne has done to date has been very honest and very real — we’re not bulls–ting, we’re not lying, we’re not making it up. We wanted this video to be genuine as well.”
The brothers wrote “Stay a Little Longer” with Shane McAnally, and Jay Joyce produced the single. TJ and John Osborne say that the tune speaks to a middle ground that anyone who has been in a relationship can relate to wholeheartedly.
“There are a lot of songs that are about being in love and a lot of songs about heartbreak, and this song is about that in-between stage,” John Osborne says. “And that’s actually the hardest part of a relationship — when you don’t know.”
Peter Zavadil directed the video, which was filmed in Murfreesboro, Tenn., in an abandoned warehouse.
“Sometimes you watch videos and they do exactly what you think they would, exactly what the song is saying — at that point, you don’t even really need to watch it,” TJ Osborne says. “We wanted the video to drive and hone this idea that we’re all really the same in this feeling of uncertainty.”
The Brothers Osborne are currently on the road with Jon Pardi. For upcoming show dates, visit BrothersOsborne.com.