The Otherness Believe We Can Be One

The Berlin-based Argentine rockers dream of a better world in their latest single.

The Otherness imagine a world where We Can Be One with their positive and provocative new single and video — showcasing today on Tinnitist.

The latest track from the Berlin-based Argentine quartet’s sophomore EP A New Resistance, We Can Be One combines dreamy guitar-pop with lyrics ripped from the headlines to provides the listener with a thoughtful and beautiful mix of joy and inspiration.

“We notice a society fighting for sex equality while young rebel women in Iran are being persecuted and killed — just because they are standing up in the name of freedom against a dictatorial regime of primitive machismo,” the band explain in a collective statement. “Domestic violence, abuse, pedophilia, faulty prison systems, gun violence, bullying, discrimination, hatred, climate change challenges, pollution, greed, and apathy are referenced all over the lyrics of the song.”

We Can Be One comes with an elaborate Berlin-shot music video helmed by cinematographer-turned-director Matías Quinzio. With The Otherness as active producers as well as the stars of the video, we see various characters surrounded by soap bubbles. While the bubbles evoke a feeling of childhood fun and a sense of wonder, they also symbolize us distancing ourselves from the real world — both metaphorically and in reality.

The band feel this isolation can lead to hostility toward the world, and that’s why they chose to shoot the We Can Be One video as they did. They want to demonstrate how it’s hard to see beyond our own bubbles until we harmonize together. “The bubble is a symptom, not a cause; and we can be part of it or not,” they say. “It is our call how we deal with it to bring people together and to be nicer to each other.” Various people “sing” the song while The Otherness delivers the heartfelt choruses below Bösebrücke, where the first crack in the Berlin Wall appeared in 1989. Putting the band in that historic location gives a sense of togetherness in the dark, while barrels of fire provide light.

The Otherness are Martin Cativa (guitar, vocals), Gonzalo Cativa (bass, vocals), Pablo Gaggioni (drums) and Nico Kleihn (guitar). Watch the video for We Can Be One above, listen to more from The Otherness below, and follow them on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.