so we'll need to go all the way back to 2017, right after Troy graduated college, to start this song's story. we made about 60% of this instrumental and really really liked what we had, so we slowly started shopping it around to singers/producers to collaborate on. we had a couple different situations that seemed like they would work out over the years, but nothing ever came of it. we still loved the beat, but let it slide to the back of our minds as we focused on our newer tracks in 2020 and beyond.
so in early February of 2021 we sent a different beat to Akacia to work together on, and much to our surprise she responded and seemed down to collaborate with us! we agreed that the particular beat we sent probably wouldn't be a good fit, but she was open to hearing some other demos. we sent this one over - at the time simply titled "uppity" - and Akacia jumped on it right away. we went through a couple rounds of revisions/recording and just kept getting more and more excited about what the song was turning into. though it was a very long journey, the song finally got to reach its full potential thanks to Akacia's amazing writing/performance and we couldn't be happier to finally release this baby of ours :)