Why should a song about feeling sad make you feel bad? With ‘On Top Of Me’, The Other Ones have created a storming pop-punk anthem about struggling with their demons.
The lyrics explore the band’s feelings of despair and being utterly overwhelmed. Yet, when coupled with bouncy guitars and soaring vocals, the result is empowering and uplifting. This is the song I needed to hear in my teenage bedroom; it’s about owning your feelings and showing them who’s boss. It’s like a suit of armour, or a battle-cry, for anyone who’s having a tough time.
Of the track, the band explain:
“It’s about getting it out in the hope that you will feel less alone in this… We are all feeling it, and sometimes, you ask yourself ‘what is wrong with me?‘”
Having been in the band’s set for over six months, the band were keen to release ‘On Top Of Me’ now to reach even more people at what is a really difficult time. They will celebrate the release with a charity show for Mind UK as soon as they can – and we can’t wait. If they can capture so much energy on record, their live show is going to be a treat!
Listen to ‘On Top Of Me’ here:
Photo Credit: Keira-Anee Photography