The Band Perry's first new song to be released in a year, this slow ballad was released on August 1, 2016 through the sibling trio's new label Mercury Nashville. The single features Kimberly Perry singing about refusing to give up after a rough time. The lyrics are an account of the hurt the threesome felt at all the negativity over their radio silence. Kimberly Perry explained to Nash Country Daily
"For those who know the business of music, we, very literally, moved one label home to the next. One of the reasons for radio silence was—how any move goes—at one house you've got to box up everything and then you've got to drive it down the street, unpack everything and get everything settled. That's sort of what the last handful of months were for us. And it seemed like in that moment of transition there were a lot of voices out there who decided to tell their version of what was going on and our version of the story. In that moment there was a lot of misinformation. I think The Band Perry became the favorite click bait of every blog. On one hand, that was disappointing. On the other hand, that was challenging because we talked about it and were like 'Do we respond to this, do we defend ourselves, do we share with everybody what's going on?'
Ultimately, we were raised to let actions speak louder than words. Let's just make a song that proves what our intentions are. 'Comeback Kid' is that moment. It's the most honest lyric that we've ever written about everything we were thinking and feeling. But bigger than us, it really is a story of anybody that's walked through a challenging moment and come out on the other side stronger and wiser for having gone through it."