alt-J have shared another track from their upcoming album.
The trio will release their fourth album ‘The Dream’ on 11th February 2022 via Infectious Music / BMG. The follow up to 2017’s much-lauded third full-length ‘RELAXER’, the they’ve already shared debut taster ‘U&ME’, and now we have ‘Get Better’, too.
The track arrives alongside an animated music video made by Hamburg-based pixel artist Stefanie Grunwald, and a new UK tour.
Joe Newman explains: “‘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.”
Check it out below, and catch the band live at the following:
07 Glasgow, Scotland – Barrowland Ballroom
09 Leeds, England – O2 Academy Leeds
13 Manchester, England – O2 Apollo
18 London, England – O2 Academy Brixton
22 Dublin, Republic of Ireland – Olympia Theatre
25 Belfast, Northern Ireland – The Telegraph Building
27 Birmingham, England – O2 Academy Birmingham