oso oso usher in summer with new album, basking in the glow, out august 16
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The lightbulbs are on, and oso oso is carving the path to a brighter summer than you could have ever imagined.
Their first new single “dig (II)” (click to stream) is a shimmering peek into the glass-half-full world that vocalist Jade Lilitri has crafted for the group’s highly-anticipated album, basking in the glow, out august 16 on Triple Crown Records.
Here, a bouncing riff is paired with a staccato line delivery to create an instantly infectious sound that feels like sunlight hitting your skin after hours inside—and it’s a warmth you want to revel in over and over again.
As a lyricist, Lilitri is taking a new direction with basking in the glow. It’s an experiment in optimism that pieces together to create a grim, yellow-brick road of sorts, but instead of leading you into the dark, you’re brought into the sunshine—and told to hold on to it for as long as you can.
Filled with inquisitive energy, at its heart "dig (II)" is a narrative of recognition that the only person you can take accountability for is yourself. This theme is built from the opening line “hard to know what you’ve been shown, when all you’re shown are lies,” and for the majority of the track, Lilith is pushing the responsibility of choice onto another party (“I mean, if that’s what you want, it’s all up to you”).
It’s when the track builds and takes off immediately after the second repetition of the questioning chorus, that there seems to be a lightbulb go off in Lilith’s head as he interjects “but I’m still reeling from the mess I made.” That closing line is repeated, as if to solidify the recognition that this life is his—and he’s the one who has to make decisions. It’s his turn to be in control—and if that means blowing a few fuses to hold on to the truly beautiful moments that seem to fade so fast, well, light ‘em up.
written by Olivia Keasling
edited by Jamie Coletta
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