Sweet Victory

Album: Rise (2014)
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  • Trip Lee explained to Artist Direct why he chose to close his Rise album with this track, which talks about his health problems and his hope in the midst of it: "We were torn on whether to end the album with 'Sweet Victory' or 'You Don't Know.'" he said. "When each stage of 'Sweet Victory' was coming together, I knew it was a special record. I actually rewrote the verses I wrote another time after we had rewritten the hook. They went through a couple of different rewrites because we really felt like it was a special song. We wrote that reprise at the end. Once we heard it all mixed and mastered, we knew we were going to end the record with it."

    "The song connected to me in such a special way because I was talking about things that were close to my heart—namely my difficulties and health struggles over the past couple of years," Trip added. "I wanted to think about what my hope is in the midst of that. That song is one that really connected with people more than any other, and that makes me really happy."

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