The Other

Album: Underworld (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • Never really knew what it meant
    Just always knew that I was different


    Vocalist Jenna McDougall explained the background to this exploration of otherness and identity during a track-by-track interview with New Noise Magazine:

    "I wanted to write on behalf of people that identify the other, whether that is in terms of gender or sexuality or any category that you are forced to belong to or file under. I personally feel that there are things in my life that are definitely more masculine or feel more comfortable with. It was always something that put me on the outside with a lot people, and was questioned on and had to explain all the time.

    That's just what I would consider a shallow example of being 'the other' but conversations like this is what draws fans to Tonight Alive. It was nice to condense this outcast theme into a song."
  • Tonight Alive wrote the song in Nashville in May of 2017, just before their departure to do Slam Dunk in England.

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