Acclaimed Indigenous artist Jarrid Lee is elated to announce the release of his new single, “I Don’t Back Down.” This resounding anthem, available now across all major streaming platforms, illuminates the potent mixture of Lee’s country and roots influences.
For fans who thirst for the heartfelt narratives of Bruce Springsteen or the captivating energy of Brett Kissel, “I Don’t Back Down” provides a lyrical journey, adding yet another dimension to Jarrid’s already extensive repertoire.
The story behind “I Don’t Back Down” is as riveting as the song itself. Born out of a chance encounter with a scout and a transformative journey to Nashville, this single embodies the grit, heart, and undying perseverance that Jarrid carries within him.
On the cusp of adulthood, Lee was at a crossroads. Failing to make a hockey team that his friends succeeded in joining, he faced the gut-wrenching reality of dreams deferred. But as the song’s poignant opening lines state, “I thought my life was over / I was only 16 / The day I heard I got cut / I didn’t make the hockey team.”