"Defender" was originally written by Bethel Music vocalist Steffany Gretzinger with Rita Springer and John-Paul Gentile. Springer recorded it for her 2017 album Battles
was taken by the lyrics and started using the song during worship at her church. When she decided to record the tune for her Own It
album, Battistelli's husband suggested she reach out to Gretzinger to see if she'd like to sing the song with her. Gretzinger readily agreed.