Back in March New Orleans roots rocker Anders Osborne released his latest album, Spacedust & Ocean Views. “These 12 songs speak about places dear to me, places I feel something profound about, but there’s also the presence of the universe,” explains Osborne. Indeed, the titles of the songs speak to the geographies explored on the album with titles like “Pontchartrain”, “Lafayette”, “Move Back to Mississippi”, and “Cape Cod”. Osborne has always been a wanderer and a restless musical soul. After all, he’s traveled relentlessly, finally settling in New Orleans in 1989 as his main base. Osborne is also quite the road warrior, touring nearly continually, soaking up the music, food and stories of the many places he visits.
On his new video “Life Don’t Last That Long”, Osborne goes in for a southern California vibe as its gentle, slow grooves echo the feeling of sweet, sunny California beach days. The guitar work is subtle and elegant, the voice relaxed with those grooves invoking gentle waves lapping the shore. The song captures the mood of a fleeting day in paradise. Indeed, Osborne says, “I’m always looking for something amazing, so, as I was writing this tune I thought, I better hurry up, before it’s over.”
Pick up Osborne’s latest album Spacedust & Ocean Views and catch him performing this Saturday 4/23 (1:30pm) at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.