Osasioo copes with a heartbreak-induced bout of Insomnia in his latest single — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
In his latest release, the Nigeria-born, Edmonton-based singer-songwriter captures the feeling of losing a lover and knowing you deserve it. It’s a song about realizing that you didn’t treasure someone when they’re around and accepting that they made the right choice to protect themselves from the pain you inflicted by walking away.
Begun in 2021 during the pandemic, the song is written from a place that many will find relatable: whether they’re the abuser or the one that was abused. Whichever side of the fence you belong to, his distinctly warm and velvety voice carries the song’s lyrics straight to your heart and you find yourself immediately drawn to the song’s message from the get-go.
“Insomnia was inspired by a friend’s nasty breakup which left him inconsolable. It takes listeners on a journey of the regret that he feels for the wrongs that he did in his past relationship,” Osasioo says.
For this soulful track, he enlisted the help of his longtime collaborator Femi Sobaki and worked with Calgary producer Colin Carbonera to match the song’s deeply meaningful lyrics with a sad, melancholic instrumental, giving listeners an overall immersive experience:
“Sunday morning’s not the same without you
There’s no dancing around
Picture frames been taken down
Words you said completely shattered my heart
At the door as I stood
I was wrong.”
Osasioo, born Osas Igbinosun, is known for his descriptive songwriting style, which features a captivating blend of R&B and modern pop centered around his unique voice and relatable lyrics. Growing up, he was inspired by the likes of Ne-Yo, Usher and Vianney, and like his influences, he is determined to create songs that’ll leave a lasting impression on the hearts of people.
Check out Insomnia above, sample more music from Osasioo below, and follow him on Instagram.