Last year, Alice Merton returned with a pair of singles to follow up her 2019 LP Mint which soon were revealed to be the predecessors to a full album of new material titled S.I.D.E.S.—a project born of the stress and anxiety inherent to the pandemic experience. “The last two years have been challenging for everyone in some way or another,” she explained. “Friends and family were lost, lockdowns were enforced, and our mental strength had been tested to its limit. S.I.D.E.S. tells the story of what I experienced during this time.”
With that album out today, and the depths of that challenging experience mostly in the rearview, Merton is looking back on the struggles she endured from the other side. This is the subject of the album track “The Other Side,” a euphoric pop number that explodes with colorful instrumentals and the songwriter’s ecstatic lyrics about coming out the other side in one piece. Along with the record release she’s also sharing a music video for the track, which doubles down on that feeling of contagious excitement. Watch it below, and listen to the album here.