Rachel Sanoff
Updated August 15, 2016 12:07 pm
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In 2001, did you regularly play acoustic air guitar to “Everywhere,” Michelle Branch’s perfect debut single?

Dream apartment.

Was “All You Wanted” your story, with its depiction of misunderstandings and young romance?

Run, girl!!!

How often did you listen to “Goodbye to You” and cry over a love that you were too young to have experienced?

The goldfish metaphor, y’all.

These songs shaped you, and they appeared on The Spirit Room, Michelle Branch’s 2001 breakthrough album.

Yesterday, Branch hopped on Instagram to remind us that it was no ordinary Sunday:


Since then, Michelle Branch released another solo album and an album with her band, The Wreckers. She has recorded numerous singles, and she gave birth to an adorable baby girl, Owen, now 10, who frequently appears on the singer-songwriter’s Instagram. Recently, Branch performed a parody of “Goodbye to You” on Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, mocking Ted Cruz’s failed presidential campaign.


And it looks like some pretty rad stuff will be coming our way:

But back to the fact that The Spirit Room is now old enough to get a learner’s permit. In addition to reminding us that time is a cruel mistress, Michelle also mentioned that the cool girl belt she is wearing on the album cover reads, “Prom Queen,” though in real life, she #neverwenttoprom.

Michelle Branch, you are our ~alt queen~.