Michelle Shocked released the song "Anchorage" as a single from her album, Short Sharp Shocked. The song is about a letter to an old friend who now lives in Anchorage, Alaska. Her friend describes her new baby girl, her son losing a tooth and is a housewife. She tells Shell to "keep rocking." The song, while beautiful, is bittersweet, telling the story of two friends who have taken very different paths in their lives.