Brothers Osborne have debuted their music video for the breezy “21 Summer”. John and TJ Osborne partnered with up-and-coming director Justin Clough for the video that captures a unique perspective on young love and consequential heartbreak.
“‘21 Summer’ is one of those songs that a lot of people can relate to,” says TJ. “There are moments where so many things change in your life and I think one of the biggest is getting your heart broken for the first time.” “The concept of the video is just one of a million stories,” notes John. “Everyone’s ’21 Summer’ is going to be a little different but with this video we wanted to do something distinctive by taking a very particular story and applying it to the song’s lyrics.”
The compelling piece documents a young boy who falls in love with a girl against his best interests. Through the boy’s journey, the video focuses on the free-spirited and untamed feelings that come with new love as well as the consequent struggles. As the main character begins to discover more about the girl and her background, he ultimately finds himself in despair highlighting the reflective and nostalgic qualities of the song.
The singer/songwriter siblings co-wrote “21 Summer” which is featured on their debut album Pawn Shop and continues to climb the country airplay charts as well as gain praise from industry critics. Billboard notes the tune is “fuzzy, ethereal and mysterious, a sound so hauntingly unique” while Rolling Stone claims, “it sounds like something only the Maryland natives could cook up.” Wide Open Country adds, “the duo manages to keep the instrumentation fresh in a way that few modern country songs can.”