With their eagerly-awaited new album due out early next year, alt-J have now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from their forthcoming full-length.
The new single 'Get Better' comes accompanied by a brilliant new video, created by Hamburg-based award-winning pixel artist Stefanie Grunwald, and follows on from the previously shared lead track 'U&ME' in previewing their fourth LP 'The Dream', which is out on the 11th February via Infectious Music / BMG.
Speaking about the new offering, lead vocalist Joe Newman said, "'Get Better' is the union of two songs. The first was an improvised song I sang in 2018 to my partner who was suffering from period pain. 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."
Check out the new video for 'Get Better' in the player below.