Fresher than this is not it. What a live band. Fantastic front man, with a young and fresh band in the back. 2017 the biggest surprise.
After that SUSTO released her second album, & Im Fine Today” at the beginning of the year, it's exploded in your home. The album received critical acclaim, and the band have mostly been on the road since. SUSTO has been a hot name, and now it is time to open the doors to Europe.
For only 4-5 years ago, the situation was quite different. Justin Osborne needed a break. He had written and recorded music since he was 15 years old, and at the age of 26, he felt that he went in circles. Or simply stood and trudging in the same place. He needed a change, and therefore he let down his old band Sequoyah Prep School and moved to Cuba!
The idea was to put music to the side and engage in community work, but it didn't take long before Justin ended just in Cuban music circles. And the songs continued to come, whether he would or not.
"I had this idea in my mind that I was going to try and join some kind of Latin American Leftist movement. I wanted to jump off a cliff", says Osborne. "Once I got there In the immediately started hanging out with musicians and going to shows. In started showing them the songs from this project that was kind of just an idea in my head."
"They were like, 'man, don't throw away your passport, go home and continue to make music,'" he continues. "I was encouraged by them to try again."
Osborne wrote the songs that would become SUSTOs debut album (2014) when his producer Wolfgang Zimmerman introduced him to guitarist and songwriter Johnny Delaware and SUSTO was a fact.
SUSTO is the Spanish and refers to the national disease in Latin America, which means that the soul is separated from the body. Here at home we are less poetic and call it the panic attacks.
SUSTO released the debut album on their own and began to turnére hard. Word spread quickly, the crowd poured in and among the new beundrerne was Band Of Horses’ Ben Bridwell. ""I got an e-mail from him, telling me he loved the record and wanted to meet with me and Johnny," says Justin. "That was actually the day In wrote my professor, and I said, 'I'm not coming in.'"
The musicians, Osborne and Delaware had recruited for the live-band - Corey Campbell (guitar, keys, vocals), Jenna Desmond (bass) and Marshall Hudson (drums, percussion) – was in the studio to record the sequel "& I'm Fine Today ”, which is now finally released in Europe. "We just wanted to go further. We started something with the first record, and we want to keep going in that direction,” says Osborne about the new album. The slightly muted countryrocken on the debut are still there, but has been lifted to new heights. The recipe consists of several layers of keyboards, intricate rhythms and a fat well in combination with extremely strong songwriting where an unfailing pop-feeling is attributed to the country-rock.
- Source: Trondheim Events
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