OZZY OSBOURNE RELEASES NEW ALBUM ORDINARY MAN FEATURING 8 ALI TAMPOSI CO-WRITES
Ozzy Osbourne released his latest album Ordinary Man, via Epic Records featuring 8 co-writes by Reservoir writer Ali Tamposi: “All My Life,” “Goodbye,” “Under the Graveyard,” “Eat Me,” “Today Is The End,” “Scary Little Green Men,” “Holy For Tonight” and “It’s a Raid” featuring Post Malone.
Kerrang describes the album, Osbourne’s first solo LP in a decade, as “something raw, energised, and full of life, as well as emotionally weighty in places, with curveballs in just the right places” and further stated “Ozzy has spoken about how the album grew organically, and was written and recorded in a blur, much like Sabbath’s genre-establishing first albums in fact.” The lyrics take you on a ride through loss, drug-raids, little green aliens, and more. Meanwhile, Variety praised Tamposi’s co-write “Scary Little Green Men,” a fun song about aliens, noting it has “got catchy hook after hook after hook. Ozzy puts in his gutsiest, clearest performance and offers up the album’s most memorable bridge with his glowering ‘How long, how long.’”
Though not Tamposi’s first dabble in rock, as she has collaborated with Blink-182 on “I Really Wish I Hated You” and most recently with pop-rock boyband 5 Seconds Of Summer on “No Shame” and “Old Me,” the experience with Osbourne was a memorable one for the BMI Songwriter of the Year Winner, as she shared a heart-felt photo on Instagram hugging Osbourne alongside the caption “This experience surpassed my wildest expectations. Thank you for sharing your pen and taking me under your wing with such humility.”