The Australian singer-songwriter was adamant about "Ain't No Little Girl" being the first single from her 11th album, Dragonfly
. "It's the first song in my life I truly feel 'wrote me' rather than me writing it," Kasey Chambers explained in her 2017 Songfacts interview
. "I wrote it a few years back and never connected to it much because I honestly felt like I wasn't strong enough personally or vocally to really 'own it.'"
Chambers went on to express how vocal surgery changed her. "I grew into the song throughout a lot of personal growth and after vocal surgery having two nodules removed from my vocal chords, I found a new strength and power within myself as a singer and a woman," she said. "It became a theme to new life, and I feel is the most important song I've ever written. It is the glue that holds the whole album together, and my life!"