Jessie James Decker is a multi-talented individual. The unchained anthem “Should Have Known Better“, her newest song and first single of 2021, will empower anyone who listens.
Taking to social media Decker wrote, “I’ve had my heart broken before and I know you have too, we all have at some point in our lives whether it’s from a relationship ending or people trying to tear you down! This song is all about not letting that pain break you and coming out of it on the other side strong and confident!”
With the forceful pounding of drums, the music begins. Decker’s voice makes an entrance accompanied by a low-note guitar played by a few players. The first line of the song reads, “You get what you give and you reap what you sow / Where you left your dirt, boy, a flower has grown / Don’t know what you’ve got, til it’s out of your reach / So I’ve been loving myself like you never loved me.” Decker is determined to regain her happiness right from the start.
Decker sings the words with assertiveness and she feels what she sings; the lyrics command and she sings them with authority. The song “Should Have Known Better” was written by Madi Yanofsky as well as the prolific songwriting team of Benjamin Alexander Kohn, Tom Barnes, and Pete Kelleher. With Lewis Capaldi, 5 Seconds of Summer, and Dua Lipa, the trio have had several hits.