'Otherside': KTJ & Carly's powerful and emotional ballad tackles a painful breakup
The song follows their stunning music video for 'Almost True' that tackled the masks we wear to hide our pain from the world
Sisters KTJ & Carly have dropped their latest single 'Otherside', a raw and emotional track that revolves around the burden of being the person that ends a relationship. The beautiful stripped-down version of the song showcases the duo's emotive vocals in addition to allowing the gut-wrenching themes being explored to shine through untethered. The song delves into the aftermath of a relationship's end, with the person who called it quits having to stay in the presence of their ex-lover as they break down in front of them, all while they confront their own overwhelming feelings of being the one that brought them to this painful place.
With a gorgeous and simple piano melody in the background, the duo delivers a powerfully emotional ballad that looks at the rarely-spoken about 'Otherside' of an end and showcases a musicality that perfectly reflects the raw intensity of an unfortunate reality. To that end, 'Otherside' is a well-crafted musical examination of what it's like to be "the bad guy" to the people we love.
'Otherside' comes fresh off the heels of KTJ & Carly's music video for their previous single 'Almost True', a darkly introspective single that saw the duo reflect on the unique way we present who we are to the world. The lyrics revolved around the idea of hidden pain masked by a warm smile. As Carly put it, "We are taught to hide our emotions from strangers." Speaking about their latest music video the duo states, "People meet and sometimes it feels as if it were fate. Happiness is easily ruined with the anxiety of their own problems and fear of judgment. If we just learned to accept others and become transparent, rather than being 'almost true', life would be filled with much more love."
The video features two storylines, one of a relationship coming to an end due to an unexpected pregnancy and another of someone yearning for a connection. As the two storylines converge and the two lonely hearts find one another, we're left to wonder if the two will make it through the difficult times ahead, instead of staying "almost true."
'Otherside' and 'Almost True' are both stunning tracks that demonstrate KTJ & Carly's ability to deliver music that hits hard on a deeper level. The themes they explore are often experiences we can all relate to but have trouble putting into words. And for those of us who find our voices stifled, KTJ & Carly provide a much-needed catharsis.
Listen to 'Otherside' HERE.