WINSTON-SALEM, NC (01/19/10) - Home with the Keys is Osaru's latest release and a follow-up to Home; his successful debut CD released in 2008. Home with the Keys is a musical evolution for Osaru and the result of requests for instrumental versions of the tracks off of Home. In his latest project, Home with the Keys, Osaru creates a smooth jazz journey through the course of ten-tracks, unlocking a melodic menagerie of muse.
Home with the Keys exhibits Osaru's songwriting ability and finesse on the keyboard. "The album summarizes my comfortable relationship with the keys. I feel 'at home' on the instrument," says Osaru. The keyboard allows him to tap into the unbounded creative potential of each song. Like a master painter, Osaru's keyboard is his easel while the sheet music is his canvas. He "paints" with a unique aural ambience. Within each track a new soundscape emerges, with an unsullied innovative style.
Home with the Keys contains all-original tracks that were all written, arranged and mixed by Osaru into a plethora of various styles that display influences from Kenny G and George Benson to Earl Klugh and Steve Cole. The album opens with "Made up my Mind," with its unique urban-based background vocals and hauntingly seductive sax. With a Baby Face styled backbeat, "Home" mesmerizes with subliminal and sublime riffs. Hints of R and B overlay jazzy melodic hooks in "Downtown" and "Last Night." "Let's Begin" cleverly flaunts Osaru's talent in arrangement and composition with a vibrant mix or urban funk and jazz.
"I wanted to keep the listener guessing. There's a story behind each song that I had to ensure was maximally expressed," states Osaru. Indeed, with its blend of slow jams and mid-tempo cuts there is a song that fits every human emotion. Osaru's jazz journey is a twisting and surprising one with unpredictable creative intersections on each avenue of style and leads directly to Home with the Keys.
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David Erik, ASCAP