British Artist Ozzy Osbourne has released a new single entitled Ordinary Man featuring Elton John. The song tells the story of a man looking back on his life, his mistakes, and how he doesn’t want to die an “ordinary man” and make a mark on the world.
The music is Metal with a slow rhythm. The instruments heard are the piano and the guitar. It is an incredible mix of classic metal music with a contemporary twist. Hearing a choir-like chanting gives the song a lovely musical flavour- it complements the mood. There’s a stop and go effect that makes it intense at the beginning and the end. The guitar solo at the end is fantastic! The composition is structured and easy to follow.
Ozzy Osbourne’s voice is husky and deep, full of heart. He sings magnificently with Elton John. The contrast in musical styles and genres is incredible, yet it works wonderfully. They both sing with emotion.
The lyrics are symbolic and thought-provoking. It’s about how to live one’s life in a meaningful way- wanting to make a difference in the world. Another meaning behind this song is that the protagonist realizes his mistakes and wants to be a better man. The poetic rhyming has the AABB, mixed with a well-structured freestyle writing. It is rich in raw emotions that give the song character. There’s contemplation in the lyrics.
The single Ordinary Man is now available.