The Otherside’ opens with ‘Redwood Tree’ and one of several emotional moments on the record.As Cam sings of the passing of time and being away from your loved ones, the lyrics hit you in the gut in light of the year we’re having where many of us haven’t been able to see family and friends.
Once you wipe the tears away, the album ups the tempo with the Avicii co-penned title track, which isn’t a million miles away from the sound of Cam’s collaboration with Diplo, ‘So Long’. The difference here is that Cam’s incredible voice soars to great heights on the chorus and it’s actually a little spine-tingling.
Given how long it’s taken for Cam to be able to release this record, it’s no surprise just how poignant the lyrics are. The album's latest single ‘Classic’ comes next and it’s just the bouncy tonic we need in a year that’s been nothing short of a shitshow. For three minutes you can smile and sing, and forget all your troubles.
Heavyweight vinyl pressed by RCA Records. Gatefold sleeve.