A New York native, Lopez was inspired by the city. “They were looks at what it was like to be single in
NYC or, you know, how annoying it was to be on the subway,” Lopez says of the
lyrics she would write and her a cappella group would perform at their next
gig. Soon, they discovered they had enough songs for a show and on Sept. 13,
2001, Kaplan, Lopez and Wordsworth met at Ford’s apartment, where the four of
them promised themselves they would write a love letter to the city.