"The Other Side" is a song on the third self-titled studio album, Evanescence. It is the third single from the album and was released June 12, 2012. "The Other Side" was released as a radio-only single. Amy Lee said that there will be no music video made for it. "The Other Side" officially impacted Modern Rock radio on June 11, 2012 and Alternative radio on June 12, 2012.
Contrary to popular belief, the song was not written about Amy's deceased sister.
On July 13, 2011, the song was previewed by MTV News, and Amy talked about the song:
I wrote it with the guys. It was real collaborative. That was a hard one for me to write the lyrics for, because I had the chorus — it's very epic and dramatic; 'Counting the days to meet you on the other side' — but then, the verses, again, that element of fun is coming back in, you know, the band, it's grooving... so I'm like, 'How do I sing about death in a way that's sort of bitchy?' Like, it's not really possible ... it's hard to explain. But it's harder than it sounds.