Taylor Swift fans who are touched by the song “Soon You’ll Get Better” about her mom Andrea Swift’s cancer are expressing their love for the pop star’s mom through a new page hashtag: #AndreaSwiftIsLoved.Read More
— Deja_Aaliyah• in the AFTERGLOW???????? (@harrysonlydaisy) August 29, 2019
Another supporter, @shenelghermezi_, wrote a post about how much the song meant to her, especially coming from a family without a strong parent like Andrea. She said that Andrea hasn’t just been there for Taylor, but has also opened her heart to outsiders in a really meaningful way.
We know what a supportive mom Andrea has been to Taylor but what amazes me is the way she loves and accepts her fans with open arms into her home and loves us as her own
For swifties like me who never had supportive parents it means a lot????#SoonYoullGetBetter#AndreaSwiftIsLoved pic.twitter.com/lluT1b4bmp
— ???????? 니유샤 ????????????????????️???? (@shenelghermezi_) August 28, 2019
@LightMeUpSwift (whose name on twitter reads “London Boy Stan” presumably after another song on “Lover” called “London Boy”) tried to show Andrea just how important she has been to those who love taylor, and talked about how much she appreciates everything Andrea did along the way to help Taylor become the music sensation she is.
❤️❤️❤️❤️ i love you mama swift❤️❤️❤️❤️ #AndreaSwiftIsLoved
you made this possible and drove @taylorswift13 from school to her recording appointments, to allow her to fulfil her dreams and keep her passion alive. thank you mama swift. Get well soon ???????????????? @taylornation13 pic.twitter.com/JD73WaPG7e
— LONDON BOY STAN (@lightmeupswift) August 27, 2019
And another fan posted a piece of graphic art on Instagram, picturing Swift and her mom in an embrace, with the caption “I’ll paint the kitchen neon, I’ll brighten up the sky… I know I’ll never get it, there’s not a day that I won’t try,” some of the more poignant lines from Soon You’ll Get Better.
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I’ll paint the kitchen neon, I’ll brighten up the sky… I know I’ll never get it, there’s not a day that I won’t try ???????? ___________________✿__________________ ✿ @taylorswift ✿ @taylornation ✿ #ARTbyAytakin ✿ All Rights Reserved © ___________________✿__________________ #mydrawing #digitaldrawing #art #instagramart #digitalart #myart #illustration #myartstyle #instaart #instaartist #artoftheday #taylorswift #swifties #taylorswiftfanart #taylorswiftart #taylurking #taylornation #lover #tslover #loveralbum #taylor #istandwithtaylor #westandwithtaylor #andreaswift #mamaswift #soonyoullgetbetter
Taylor Swift’s new song, “Soon You’ll Get Better”
On her latest album Lover the singer has touched on a topic that resonates with millions of people all over the world, having to watch a loved one battle cancer. Earlier this year, Swift revealed that her mom, Andrea, was again battling cancer. Though she kept the details of the diagnosis private, we do know that this is Andrea’s second bout with the disease. Now, Swift’s new song, “Soon You’ll Get Better,” touches on the challenges of watching someone you love fight the disease.
On an album that features mostly upbeat pop numbers and love songs, “Soon You’ll Get Better” is a powerful and emotional diversion. “I hate to make this all about me / But who am I supposed to talk to,” Swift sings. “What am I supposed to do? / If there’s no you.”
The 29-year-old singer spoke about the song in a YouTube Live session ahead of her album’s Aug. 23 release. “That was really, really hard to write, and it was just a family decision whether to even put it on the album,” Swift said. “We as a family decided to put this on the album, and it’s something I’m so proud of, but it’s just really hard. I can’t sing it. It’s hard to just emotionally deal with that song.”
Information about music and cancer
Swift is not the only one’s who has found that music can be helpful during cancer. Breast cancer survivor Bianca Muniz spoke with SurvivorNet, and said that music was a huge part of her cancer recovery. Bianca turned to music as an outlet during her experience with cancer, which began when she was just 11 years old. She received an ovarian cancer diagnosis at age 11, and a breast cancer diagnosis at age 22.
Breast cancer survivor Bianca Muniz talks about the impact of music during her cancer recovery
Cancer has affected her art in two different ways: it has acted as both a muse and a deterrent. Bianca says that undergoing a variety of different treatments did have an impact on her voice, but she never let that get in the way of her love of performing. Just like she never let a cancer diagnosis get in the way of what her life is really about – music.
Swift’s mom’s history with cancer
Swift’s mom was diagnosed for the first time after her children convinced her to see a doctor for some routine screenings, Swift wrote in the announcement, which was posted to Tumblr.
“I’d like to keep the details of her condition and treatment plans private, but she wanted you to know,” Swift wrote. “She wanted you to know because your parents may be too busy juggling everything they’ve got going on to go to the doctor, and maybe you reminding them to go get checked for cancer could possibly lead to an early diagnosis and an easier battle. Or peace of mind in knowing that they’re healthy and there’s nothing to worry about. She wanted you to know why she may not be at as many shows this tour. She’s got an important battle to fight.”
When Swift announced that her mother was facing cancer yet again, she said the experience taught her not to sweat the small stuff.
“I’ve had to learn how to handle serious illness in my family,” Swift wrote in a piece for Elle. “Both of my parents have had cancer, and my mom is now fighting her battle with it again. It’s taught me that there are real problems and then there’s everything else. My mom’s cancer is a real problem. I used to be so anxious about daily ups and downs. I give all my worry, stress, and prayers to real problems now.”