alt-J have unveiled a new song, ‘Get Better’, taken from their upcoming album The Dream. The track follows the previously released single ‘U&ME’. Listen to it below.
In a statement, singer Joe Newman explained that “‘Get Better’ is the union of two songs. The first was an improvised song I sang in 2018 to my partner. To her I sang, ‘Get better my Darcy, I know you can’ She filmed it and I kept revisiting the fragment with a plan to write more. The second was a chord structure I worked on in lockdown that focused on someone living through a bereavement. I felt a nervous heat when writing ‘Get Better’. The context of the Coronavirus pandemic lent my words a chilling weight and gave me a new sense of responsibility as a lyricist. Whilst the direct events described are fictional, I believe — or I hope — that it’s emotionally the most honest song I’ve written.”
The Dream is set to land on February 11 via Canvasback/Infectious.