Life After Loneliness

Album: Start Again (2021)
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Songfacts®:

  • Donny Osmond knows as well as anyone what it's like to be famous, yet still be lonely. As a child star in the early '70s, he had legions of fans, but when his popularity faded, he had to make a tough emotional transition. Eventually, he learned that there is life after loneliness, a sentiment he expresses in this song.
  • This song was inspired by Justin Bieber's 2020 hit "Lonely," where he sings about the strange isolation that comes with the adulation. "When I saw the video for his song 'Lonely,' I thought, Boy, if anyone can relate to that story, it's me, because I've been through the same thing," Osmond said in a Songfacts interview. "He's made the leap that I've been able to - to get away from the teenybopper thing and have people recognize me as a writer and a musician. He's made some odd decisions in his life, but he's found love and some normalcy to his life."
  • Osmond wrote this song with his collaborators Jason Mater and Seth Reger. They both played various instruments on the track, and Mater produced it.
  • "Life After Loneliness" fits the overall theme of Osmond's Start Again album, which is reinvention. He had high peaks and low valleys in his career, and found he had to keep moving forward to get through them. In 2021, just a few weeks before he released the album, he started a new show in Las Vegas called "Donny."

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