This one goes out to all the weirdos.
If you feel a little bit different, a little bit strange, if you don’t quite fit; if you’re a square peg in a round hole, this anthem is for you. The lyrics state that Oliver Tree isn’t ordinary and that there are too many boring people in the world, which is why he continues to be unique in his own way. And this song is unique in its own way too, with a light and catchy electronic beat, only one short verse, and a refrain and chorus that are repetitive, yes, but also easy to follow and belt at the top of your lungs.
The first single off the deluxe version of Oliver Tree’s chart-topping 2020 debut album, Ugly is Beautiful: Shorter, Thicker & Uglier, “Out of Ordinary” is his first release for 2021. In July 2020, Ugly is Beautiful shot to #1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums and Top Alternative Albums charts, and quickly found its place in the top 15 overall in the SoundScan/Billboard 200, and this single makes it easy to see why.
This is indie-pop at its finest, replete with no rules or boundaries, and a strong message of acceptance for all the things that make us just that little bit different – it’s our differences that make us special, after all. And this cheerful tune is nothing if not special.