“Artists would see me on stage, rocking these incendiary MPC routines and ask for beats to collab, assuming they’d get that same sound, only to be confused when a folder of lush, downtempo soundtracks would appear in their emails.”
The album, instead, takes delves deeper into his musicianship and his own feelings of imposter syndrome when making music. He claims the title came from his habit of “disclaiming” away his own worth. This bit resonated with me the most:
“I’ve made the album I wanted to make, and as hard as it is to say, I’ve made peace with letting go of it without saying a word.”
As someone who’s been there, I get it and I’m happy that he reached that stage with this—his first solo album, no less.