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Lots of people dream of quitting their jobs and leaving home in pursuit of adventure and enlightenment. "The Other Side" tells the story of one individual who actually went through with it and "left it all behind." The song's shifts between major and minor keys and it's unconventional, jagged rhythmic structure have garnered comparisons to Radiohead, but Mattea's powerful and distinctive vocals are what make the song really stand out. "The Other Side" also guest stars rapper, Cody Valentine, of the alternative hip hop group, Allthebestkids.

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Must have missed a memo
Didn’t see the signs
Living life on autopilot
Paying it no mind

Dreaming of a day
One without a grind
Knowing a better way
Must be out there

Wake up in Venice
Fall asleep in Rome
Seeking asylum
In places far from home

Walk through a door
Claim a sacred space
Test out your theories
About distraction

Welcome to your life
On the other side
Leave it all behind
Just say goodbye
Welcome to the days
You won’t live to regret
Now is the time, go and grab it

I know what I’m feeling
I know I gotta go, though I don’t know where I’m steering
And that is revealing
Realizing I’ve hit my ceiling
And it’s clear that anywhere but here is most appealing
You say that I’m blind
Or that I’m just wasting my time
But I peep how they stay in the line and that just ain’t my grind
I’m taking what’s mine
Reclaiming my divine shine
Bright now that I’m right on the other side

Welcome to your life
On the other side
Leave it all behind
Just say goodbye
Welcome to the days
You won’t live to regret
Now is the time, now is the time

Write me a letter
Drop me a line
I want to believe your truth is out there

credits

released October 24, 2018
Maryjo Mattea - vox, guitar
Scott Manley - drums
Joshua Hunter - guitar
Eamonn Donnelly - bass
Cody Valentine - vox

Produced and mixed by Ben Green (Ivakota).
Mastered by Mark Peteritas (Working Man's Productions).

Cover art by Eamonn Donnelly

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Maryjo Mattea Washington D.C., D.C.

Washington, DC-based songstress Maryjo Mattea captivates audiences with her uniquely melodic songwriting and hauntingly beautiful voice. Mattea’s music, which has garnered comparisons to Alanis Morissette, Liz Phair, and Jenny Lewis is the perfect hybrid of polished pop and raw rock.

She is also a member of Two Dragons and a Cheetah, Color Palette, Loi Lo,; and Endless Winter.
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