Osasioo Just Wants To Go Home

The Edmonton pop singer-songwriter pines for the simple joys in his latest ballad.

Osasioo longs for the security and comfort of Home in his tender new ballad — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

Written alongside his friend and manager Femi Sobaki, the Nigerian-born Edmonton pop singer’s latest single expresses the weariness and stress of everyday working people and how they cope. With R&B influenced pop vocals that are reminiscent of Miguel’s sultriness mixed with Owl City”s down-to-earth whimsiness, Osasioo croons about the difficulty of getting by when everything seems to be going wrong:

“When familiar friends turn into foes
And these memories they seem to get old
Cuz when we have time there’s no money
And then there’s money there’s no time.”

Osasioo says he wanted to make a song that everyone going through “the business of life” can relate to. “Femi and I share very common stories,” he explains. “We were both born and raised in Nigeria and moved to Edmonton in 2010 to continue our education. We wrote this song at a point in our lives when we felt homesick, and exhausted from the craziness of life and the pressures we faced.”

Besides the vocals and lyrics, a remarkable thing about Home is that it doesn’t refer to a specific thing that people call home. Instead, it is applied in a universal sense so almost anyone can embrace the song. “In order to make the song more relatable for everyone, we constructed the lyrics to make the word home feel more than just a place. Home could be a person, a thing, a glass of wine, or even a hobby.”

Home is Osasioo’s second single after 2022’s Gravity, a gorgeous ballad that he intended to be “his future wedding song.” As with Home, Gravity was a collaborative effort, originally written in 2021 with Sobaki and Canadian producer Ryan Stewart. The track was recorded in 2022 at Vancouver at the same studio used by Carly Rae Jepsen and Owl City.

Osasioo, aka Osas Igbinosun, became enamoured with music when he picked up his brother’s guitar and taught himself songs from YouTube. At 16, he joined his local church’s worship team as a guitarist and singer. His musical influences include Vianney, Usher and Ne-Yo.

Watch Home above, sample more music from Osasioo below, and follow him on Instagram and Twitter.