1 Mohegan Sun Boulevard
Sunday, October 13, 2019
21+ – 7pm – No cover!
Mobility has always helped define America. Don’t settle for where you start. Find a new town, new coast, or new state of mind––then make it yours. “We export this idea of getting in your car and going somewhere, trying to find something new, bouncing around,” says Justin Osborne. “We live in some strange, crazy times. There is a sense of darkness. But I’m crisscrossing the country, and people are good and fun. There is a lot of beauty everywhere. I think not forgetting that is important.”
With a Rock-rooted sound that doesn’t shy away from radio-ready hooks, Susto keeps listeners engaged by refusing to occupy an easily defined space. Produced by Ian Fitchuck (Kacey Musgraves, Ruston Kelly) and featuring key input from Osborne’s longtime creative sounding board Wolfgang Zimmerman, Ever Since I Lost My Mind defiantly experiments with synth embellishments, Latin heart, guileless Folk, and more. Osborne’s mellow vocals comfort without losing the ability to surprise––delicate croons, growls, and occasional screams take turns.
That acceptance of himself and others may be Susto’s defining trait. “I can lose my mind on stage sometimes––I will break down and cry or have to keep myself from doing it,” Osborne says. “I think about my grandad’s guitar, all the bands I’ve been in, and just seeing these people responding to and connecting with the songs…” He trails off before grinning again and adding, “I just feel so incredibly lucky.”