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"Get Well Soon" (stylized in all lowercase) is the fifteenth and final track from Ariana Grande's fourth studio album, Sweetener.[2][3] It was released through Republic Records on August 17, 2018.

Background Edit

The song was first teased on December 31, 2017, on Grande's Instagram.[1] She confirmed that the snippet is from the song on May 29, 2018.[4]

Grande revealed "Get Well Soon" on May 17, 2018, in her interview for TIME Magazine's 'Next Generation Leaders'. The track is described as her vocals are interwoven in dense layers of sound, creating an otherworldly effect.[2] The next day she teased the name of the song via her Twitter account.[5] On May 29, 2018, Grande said that the song is about her anxiety, she said: "I felt like I was floating for like 3 months last year and not in a nice way. Like I [am] outside my body? [It] was very scary and I couldn't breathe well. So it's about that. And lots of voices in my head singing. I hope it comforts people who hear it, please".[6]

On June 1, Grande replied to a fan on Twitter that "Get Well Soon" is the fifteenth track from the album.[3] She also revealed that the it is the longest track on the album.

On July 3, 2018, Grande posted a screenshot of her listening to the song on her Instagram story, confirming that the song's length was 5:22. On July 8, 2018, Pharrell Williams posted a snippet of him singing the song on his Instagram story. On the same day, Grande posted a 40-second-snippet of the song on her social media.

On August 19, Grande posted a snippet of a visual for the song.[7]

Critical reception Edit

Pitchfork editor Jillian Mapes called "Get Well Soon" a "career-defining moment" and praised it as "the sort of freeform, self-help soul ballad you’d maybe expect to round out a Beyoncé opus" and wrote: "Anyone who knows how gracefully Grande handled the horrific events at her Manchester show last year will recognize an equally graceful response to her own emotional aftermath in this song."[8] The Independent's Kate Solomon called the track ambitious and said: "As a five-minute musical interpretation of the post-traumatic panic attacks Grande has suffered, 'Get Well Soon' is not exactly enjoyable to listen to but admirable in its honesty."[9]

Paper magazine's list "Top 100 Songs of 2018" placed "Get Well Soon" at #15: "Ariana Grande did something she didn't have to, and transformed her pain into something digestible, like sweetener molecules settling into a bitter cup of coffee; Sweetener's legacy will be its resoundingly positive message about true love's grace."[10]

Live performances Edit

Grande debuted "Get Well Soon" live on August 20, 2018 at The Sweetener Sessions. On May 14, 2019, the song was added to the Sweetener World Tour setlist, replacing "Goodnight N Go". However on August 17, 2019, the song was removed and replaced to "Only 1".

Videos Edit

Trivia Edit

  • The length of the song is the date of the Manchester Arena bombing (May 22, 2017).
  • This is the longest song from the album.
  • During the last 40 seconds of the song is silence as a tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing.
  • This is one of three songs from Sweetener in which Grande doesn't mention its title in the lyrics. 

Lyrics Edit

[Intro]
You can feel it, feel it
Yeah, yeah

[Verse 1]
They say my system is overloaded
(Girl, what’s wrong with you? Come back down)
I'm too much in my head, did you notice?
(Girl, what’s wrong with you? Come back down)
My body's here on Earth, but I'm floating
(Girl, what’s wrong with you? Come back down)
Disconnected, so sometimes, I feel frozen and alone

[Chorus]
This for everybody
Think you gotta take care of your body, yuh yuh
Ain't no time to deny it, that is why we talking about it
Yeah, we talking about it, still waiting to try and get by it
Ain't no time to deny it
So we have to stop and just ride it

[Verse 2]
Want you to get better
My life is so controlled by the what if's
(Girl, what’s wrong with you? Come back down)
Is there anybody else who's mind does this, mmm?
(Girl, what’s wrong with you? Come back down)
Down, down, down, down
Is there such a way to talk about this?
(Down, down, down, down, down, down, down, down)
(Girl, what’s wrong with you? Come back down)
Maybe I should grow myself for the motives, before I'm gone

[Chorus]
This for everybody
Think you gotta take care of your body, yuh yuh
Ain't no time to deny it, that is why we talking about it
Yeah, we talking about it, still waiting to try and get by it
Ain't no time to deny it
So we have to stop and just ride it

[Bridge]
You can work your way to the top
(You can feel it, feel it, woo)
Just know that there’s up and downs and there's drops
(You can feel it, feel it, woo)
Unfollow fear and just say, "You are blocked"
(You can feel it, feel it, yuh)
Just know there is so much room at the top
(You can feel it, feel it, yuh)

[Verse 3]
Well here's one thing you can trust, yuh
It take you and me to make us
One of those days you had enough, I'll be there, yuh yuh yuh
If it ain't one thing, it's another
When you need someone to pull you out the bubble
I'll be right there just to hug you, I'll be there
Where are you? Are you home? Call me right on the phone
I'll be there, yeah, I'll be there
I don't care who is calling, you shouldn't be alone
I'll be there, there

[Bridge]
You can work your way to the top
(You can feel it, feel it, woo)
(I'm with you, I'm with you, I'm with you, just call me
I'm with you, I'm with you)
Just know that there’s up and downs and there's drops
(You can feel it, feel it babe)
(I'm with you, I'm with you, I'm with you, just call me
I'm with you, I'm with you)
Unfollow fear and just say, "You are blocked"
(You can feel it, feel it, yuh)
(I'm with you, I'm with you, I'm with you, just call me
I'm with you, I'm with you)
Just know there is so much room at the top
(You can feel it, feel it, yeh)
(I'm with you, I'm with you, I'm with you, just call me
No matter the issue)
No matter what, uh uh uh

[Verse 3]
Here's one thing you can trust, yuh
The day we need to make us
One of those days you had enough, I'll be there, I'll be there
If it ain't one thing, it's another
When you need someone to pull you out the bubble
I'll be right there just to hug you, I'll be there
Where are you? Are you home? Call me right on the phone
I'll be there, yeah, I'll be there, I'll be there
I don't care who is calling, you shouldn't be alone
I'll be there, ooh, there

[Outro]
You can work your way to the top
(You can feel it, feel it)

References Edit

Sweetener
August 17, 2018 • 47:25 • Republic Records
Songs
Released Better OffBlazedBorderlineBreathinEverytimeGet Well SoonGod Is A WomanGoodnight N GoNo Tears Left To CryPete DavidsonRaindrops (An Angel Cried)R.E.MSuccessfulSweetenerThe Light Is Coming
Unreleased My WayGot Her OwnSoberYou
Artists
Ariana GrandeMissy ElliottNicki MinajPharrell Williams
Tour
Sweetener World TourThe Sweetener Sessions
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