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.