Taylor Swift, Dixie Chicks Join Forces On Heartbreaking ‘Soon You’ll Get Better’

Lover, the long-awaited new album from superstar Taylor Swift, is available everywhere now. Among the album’s 18 tracks is “Soon…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 23, 2019


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Taylor Swift; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia, Dixie Chicks; Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Lover, the long-awaited new album from superstar Taylor Swift, is available everywhere now. Among the album’s 18 tracks is “Soon You’ll Get Better,” Swift’s much-anticipated collaboration with the Dixie Chicks.

The country trio lends their stunning vocals to the song “Soon You’ll Get Better,” one of the album’s most heartfelt and vulnerable tracks. Co-written and co-produced by Swift alongside longtime collaborator Jack Antonoff, “Soon You’ll Get Better” was inspired by Swift’s mother’s continued battle with cancer. Production-wise, the song is reminiscent of Swift’s earlier work and could even pass as a country song. Featuring instrumentals from an acoustic guitar and fiddle as well as harmonies from the Dixie Chicks, “Soon You’ll Get Better” is undoubtedly one of the many highlights of Lover.

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, with the Dixie Chicks providing harmonies throughout the chorus.

In a live YouTube broadcast that aired the day before the release of Lover, Swift admitted “Soon You’ll Get Better” was the most difficult song to write for the album and now we know why.

Fans can stream “Soon You’ll Get Better” in the video above.

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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.