Taylor Swift Delivers Emotional Performance Of ‘Soon You’ll Get Better’ On ‘One World’ Special

Taylor Swift offered a heartfelt performance of “Soon You’ll Get Better” during the star-studded One World: Together at Home special…

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Lauren Jo Black

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April 18, 2020

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Taylor Swift; Photo Courtesy One World Together At Home

Taylor Swift offered a heartfelt performance of “Soon You’ll Get Better” during the star-studded One World: Together at Home special on Saturday (April 18).

The recorded version of the track features vocals from the Dixie Chicks, but on Saturday, Swift delivered a solo performance of the heartwrenching song. Seated at a piano, Swift appeared to be a bit emotional as she sang the lyrics, which were inspired by her mother’s on-going battle with cancer.

“Soon You’ll Get Better” is featured on Swift’s latest album Lover and is one of the album’s most heartfelt and vulnerable tracks. The song was co-written and co-produced by Swift alongside longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff.

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Lyrically, “Soon You’ll Get Better” is raw and honest and is one of the saddest songs of Swift’s entire catalog.

“The buttons of my coat were tangled in my hair/ In doctor’s office lighting, I didn’t tell you I was scared/ That was the first time we were there/ Holy orange bottles, each night, I pray to you/ Desperate people find faith, so now I pray to Jesus too/ And I say to you…Ooh-ah/Soon, you’ll get better,” she sings on the chorus.

One World: Together at Home was curated by Lady Gaga and put together in an effort to show unity among people across the world who are affected by COVID-19, as well as celebrate and support the courageous frontline health care workers around the world who are doing incredible, life-saving work. The special aired live on Saturday, April 18 on ABC, NBC, ViacomCBS Networks, and iHeartMedia, as well as Bell Media networks and platforms in Canada.

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Lauren Jo Black

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Lauren Jo Black

Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.