It’s finally coming! After two weeks of delays due to re-recording – music ain’t easy, y’all – “The Otherside” is finally ready for public consumption. The superstar collaboration of the year, spearheaded by Armenia’s American counterpart Tamar Kaprelian, will be released next Tuesday, June 23. Featuring five of this year’s contestants — Tamar, Elhaida Dani, Maria-Elena Kyriakou, Elina Born and Stephanie Topalian — this single oozes talent and girl power.

In fact, we have already had a sneak listen and can tell you it is LOVELY. We need this in the soundtrack of a romantic movie ASAP. Earlier today Tamar chatted with us about the new release. She was quick to point out that the song’s message depends on the listener.

The beauty of music is that songs have many meanings—they can be interpreted multiple ways.

The Otherside is about survival.

Imagine looking out at a desolate landscape and describing what you see: “A traveler on these streets of gold / You never meant to sell your soul, but you / Find yourself rearranged like a prophet going blind / Tired of saving yourself when there’s no one to help and you’re fighting with both hands tied / But you’re ready to go, in your heart cause you know / No one cares if you live or die”

I wrote this about the music business and about the people I’ve met along the way. Some have been wonderful, they’ve helped open a lot doors. But, some (maybe a little more than “some”) were not so great. Sometimes the bad experiences outweigh the good. And when that happens, you need to refocus your life… analyze what is going on… and make some changes. Four years ago, I decided to take a break from music and do something completely unrelated. That’s when I applied to Columbia. I needed to recharge. I needed to be inspired by music again.

Well, charged I am… (as Yoda would say) and I’m back.

During Eurovision 2015, Tamar told us in an interview that this collaboration was the brainchild of her and Albania’s Elhaida Dani, who began chatting on social media. Tamar was also in touch with Greece’s Maria Elena Kyriakou and Estonia’s Elina Born, and she invited them into the project as well. Fellow Genealogy member Stephanie Topalian is also featured on the track.

Tamar released the cover art earlier today:

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“The Otherside”, written by Tamar, originally appeared on her debut album, “Sinner or a Saint“. She chose this song for its message, and chose to give her collaborators the biggest parts of the song. wiwibloggs was in the studio during this recording and spoke with Tamar about her revamp of “The Otherside”.

Tamar Kaprelian on “The Otherside”

Congratulations, Tamar! We are so proud of you and can’t wait to hear the final version.

“The Otherside” Lyrics

Thirty heartbeats from the rain
You’re a poet with a stranger’s name
Cause you woke up with a shattered heart
And the pieces are hard to find
In this wasted town
Where they’ve broken you down
And poisoned you with words
Under painted lies
That you’ve memorized
It’s a story that no ones heard

What’s wrong with this world we live in?
Where the good and bad collide
When did you stop believing, in a better life?
How many dreams unanswered
Before we get this right?
What if it’s all forgiven
When you reach the other side

A traveler on these streets of gold
You never meant to sell your soul
But you find yourself rearranged
Like a prophet going blind
Tired of saving yourself
When there’s no one to help
And you’re fighting with both hands tied
And you’re ready to go
In your heart cause you know
No one cares if you live or die

What’s wrong with this world we live in?
Where the good and bad collide
When did you stop believing, in a better life?
How many dreams unanswered
Before we get this right?
What if it’s all forgiven
When you reach the other side

You can swallow your pride but the river is wide
It returns you to where you have been.
Back to sand on the shore back to heaven and war
You’re searching for where to begin.

What’s wrong with this world we live in?
Why am I here inside?
When did you stop believing?
What’s wrong with this world we live in?
Where the good and bad collide
When did you stop believing, in a better life?
How many dreams unanswered
Before we get this right?
What if it’s all forgiven
When you reach the other side

Read all of our Armenia Eurovision news here.

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PACO
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SI bonita pero sosa,para ser miss se necestita un paquete completo y esta señora no lo es …ES MUY SOSA y su beleza me ABURRE.

Huh
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Huh

Mary Jean IS also included. Wiwi articles always forget her when it comes to Genealogy and other collaborations…

Antranig Shokayan
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CAN’T WAIT <3

CCC
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CCC

No Inga? 🙁

Mario
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Mario

Well at first i read that only these 4 {Tamar,Elhaida,Elina,Maria Eleni} were on this project 4 recording the upcoming song…Now i was informed that Stefani was added as plus too..
If they had included Mary Jean & Inga was excluded that would be ooch & unfortunate 4 her…She would feel like an outcast…I WOULD if i was her..
If only all the Geneaology girls were on this colaboration that would be ok..

Felix Prochain
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Felix Prochain

@Padraig Muldoon
‘ 🙁 we didn’t get a chance to record her vocals. We didn’t have time. Makes me soooo sad’
Tamar/on Instagram

Mario
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Mario

Tamar is so pretty… <3 She could even compete to beauty pageants with such marvellous beauty <3

If SHE faces hard time from others in music industry i really do not want to imagine how worse it is really 4 the other people..

Mario
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Mario

Tamar was from the ones that stood out the most…I can see why this.. 4 how many eurofans to complain that WiWiBloggs is truly prejudized with focusing more to certain acts & dealing less with other less popular acts… That is completely NORMAL & understandable.. Always there are certain acts that stand out more than others less interesting & appealing ones.. Personally i did not favor or even disliked certain acts that i was not happy to see on my news feed or have to post my comments on the articles about them.. If i see wiwi articles about favorite… Read more »

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Of course this industry is full of snakes & sharks.. You will meet mostly jealous people that will try to put you down-will not care about you or will refuse to help you acomplish your aims.. Or the hypocrites that pretend that they are your friends and you can trust them.. Like angels…From HELL 😛 Our world is not angelic.. Everyone wants to get it & sit on the top so its the sign of our times why you will meet such negativity.. ————————————————— Most of us struggle in our lifes…Facing pain,problems & misery…HOMOPHOBIA if we are gay…You wonder when… Read more »

Leon
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Leon

@Padraig – She was probably like “I’m not doing this pop shit” lol

Padraig Muldoon
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Where’s Mary Jean? :O