Listen to new Alt-J song, “Get Better”

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Alt-J has released a new song called “Get Better,” a track off the band’s upcoming album The Dream.

Frontman Joe Newman describes “Get Better” as a “union of two songs.”

“The first an improvised song from 2018 I sang to my partner who was suffering from period pain,” Newman shares. “The second was a chord structure I worked on in lockdown that focused on someone living through a bereavement.”

“The context of the pandemic lent my words a chilling weight and gave me a new sense of responsibility as a lyricist,” he says. “Whilst the direct events described are fictional, I believe — or I hope — that it’s emotionally the most honest song I’ve written.”

You can download “Get Better” now via digital outlets. The Dream, which also features the previously released single “U&ME,” will be released February 11, 2022.

Alt-J will hit the road in support of The Dream on a tour with Portugal. the Man starting February 25 in Pittsburgh.

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