Each song on the album has their own unique random journey. But none is as ambitious in spite of its serendipity as "Nevertheless". The song was written in the spring of 2017 in the swirl of the world events at the time, the themes of which, for better or worse, are timeless. It started from a guitar riff that spilled out in a last minute decision to get in even 10 seconds of guitar practice before rushing out the door. The opening verse wrote itself one day, inspired by a StoryCorps interview with Carl McNair, the brother of Ron McNair, one of seven crew members aboard the space shuttle Challenger that exploded in 1986. The 2011 interview can be found here https://storycorps.org/listen/carl-mcnair/. The childhood anecdote of Ron McNair kicks off a series of vignettes that reinforces the immutable resilience in humanity in spite of personal and social obstructions created by insecurities in humanity. This song is an anthem. We prevail when we persist.