Lauren Alaina has released an emotional new song, “The Other Side.”
The song is a tribute to the country singer’s stepfather, who died last year after a battle with melanoma. “I’ll be waiting, take your time / And go write a story / That you can’t wait to tell me / On the other side,” she sings on the gospel-tinged track.
“He was always my champion. He was always my number one fan. Now he’s my guardian angel. I can’t believe my stepdad has been gone a year today,” Alania wrote on Instagram. “We miss you. See you on The Other Side.”
Alaina, who is currently a contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, also performed a heartbreaking contemporary number to “The Other Side” on Monday’s episode of the reality competition. “You’re a brave woman,” judge Carrie Ann Inaba told Alaina after the performance. “You touched all of our hearts tonight. It was so beautiful.”
Listen to “The Other Side” here:
And watch her performance on Dancing with the Stars below: