IDNTBR (or I Don't Need to Be Right) is a song that has gone through MANY iterations over the last 7 years to become what it is today. Originally written in 2015 when I was 19 years old, IDNTBR is about valuing your relationship with someone over your desire to win an argument. It's about picking your battles and approaching problems as a team rather than being combative in the attempt to stroke your own ego. But why it was written is a funny story.
At 19, I was in talks with an independent record label. The owner of the label wanted me to sing a song he wrote called "Evil Woman", written about how evil women were for refusing the advances of men. I absolutely refused to sing it, but the label owner was insistent. I told him if I could write a better song in 2 days, could I sing that one instead. He smirked and said fine. I then wrote IDNTBR, which I consider one of the strongest songs I've ever written. The label owner was delighted and said he couldn't wait to record it. I got him excited about the song, and then left his misogynistic ass and his label. I have been saving this song ever since, waiting until it could be done right. I'm so excited to present it to you in it's finished form.