Michelle Branch wrote the song back in 2012, but it turned out to be eerily prescient. "I was nearing my 30th birthday and I thought, 'Something needs to change in my life,' she said. "I felt stagnant in this weird holding pattern, but I never acknowledged it to myself until I wrote that song. A lot of huge things happened to me really young. I got signed at 17 and released my first album a month after I turned 18. I met my ex-husband when I was 19, got married at 20, and had a baby at 21."
"'City' was a song about me realizing that I wanted to make a change," Branch added. "It was one of the first things I wrote that felt really honest and it was kind of an 'A-ha' moment for me. Once I sang it, I thought, 'Oh, here we go.'"