54 SCORE: 8.25 TOTAL POINTS: 247.5 2016: N/A HIGHEST SCORE: 10 x 9 ( @allyshone, @Sprockrooster, @boombazookajoe, @odyism, @sesita, @godspeed, @klow, @TéléDex, @Robert ) LOWEST SCORE: 5 x 1 ( @Daniel_O ) MY SCORE: 10/10 Here's to my other eight emotional babies who gave this one a 10! Taken from The Gift, Beyoncé's companion album to The Lion King, OTHERSIDE is one of the few ballads on the album, sitting in between massive bangers ALREADY and MY POWER. The song was co-written with Sydney Bennett, Dave Rosser, Nick Green along with Abisagboola “BANKULLI” Oluseun, who's vocals are the ones you hear during the outro. OTHERSIDE is about the connections we have to the afterlife, the reassuring thoughts we have when thinking about seeing our loved ones again and knowing they are looking down on us. For The Lion King, after being reassured by his father Mufusa that the kings that preceded them live on in the stars, Simba knows his now deceased father is watching him from the skies. OTHERSIDE is so fucking beautiful and one of my all time favourite Beyoncé ballads. It's so intimate, it feels so close and her vocal performance, especially with how she uses her lower register these days, is just gorgeous. The little flickering piano in the background is enough to keep the production interesting but not overwhelming as the string arrangements smoothly wave over it and BANKULLI's vocals are just as soft and easy on the ears. I don't know what more to tell you... As with all The Gift songs, Beyoncé has never performed them live and sadly, the song only has 12m streams on Spotify. A pop injustice! Beyoncé talks a tiny little bit about the song in the Making The Gift documentary.