Small Victories was crafted and polished in Detroit’s second oldest church, now repurposed as Assemble Sound, a hub of Detroit creativity that fosters artists through collaboration. In this crumbling but inspiring location, the new record was created as a coping mechanism to help Jax deal with the loss of her mother, who was her biggest fan and inspiration. As the listener makes their way through the EP, they experience Jax making her way through her mother's illness and passing, railing against it, dealing with the aftermath associated with such a loss, eventually accepting it, and using it as a driving force to continue to create.
Jax broke the EP down in one simple thought:
"Small Victories comes from the idea that doing anything creative in life takes a lot of persistence, struggle, and hustle. It's easy to expect that the spoils will come easily and be immediately fruitful. But if you focus on the little things, the "small victories", you realize that it's those things that are the most rewarding. That's what keeps me going."
The lead single is the EP's first track, "Find What You're Looking For", which is Jax's interpretation of her mother's final words to her: