Rosie Matheson

alt-J has shared another new song from their upcoming album The Dream.

The band on Wednesday released a new track called "Get Better," a delicate new preview of their record, which is out Feb. 11. It follows their previous single "U&ME," which they released in September.

"‘Get Better’ is the union of two songs," says singer Joe Newman. "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.'"

Newman adds: "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 song is accompanied by an animated video by director Stefanie Grunwald, which can be seen below.