Ingrid Ellen Michaelson (born December 8, 1979) is a New York City-based indie pop singer-songwriter. Since 2002, she has independently released several albums, originally publishing them independently before signing with Original Signal Recordings and Mom+Pop Music. Although not often directly in the public eye, she maintains an extremely loyal fanbase.
She has collaborated with Sara Bareilles and is was previously married to Greg Laswell.
- Slow the Rain (2005)
- Girls and Boys (2006)
- Be OK (2008)
- Everybody (2009)
- Human Again (2012)
- Lights Out (2014)
- It Doesn't Have to Make Sense (2016)
- Songs for the Season (2018)
- Stranger Songs (2019)
Tropes Related to Ingrid Michaelson:
- Album Title Drop: Human Again comes from a line from the song "Palm of Your Hand" and Girls and Boys from "Breakable".
- "Everybody" and "Be OK" are also Title Tracks.
- Break-Up Song: "So Long", "The Chain", "Black and Blue", "Starting Now", "Oh What a Day", "Without You", "All Love" and "Time Machine".
- Broken Bird: "How We Love", "Black and Blue","Locked Up", "Be OK".
- Deadpan Snarker
- Double-Meaning Title: "The Chain", in which the act of taking the chain off of the door is about making up with her ex and letting him back into her home/life. There's also the implication that the chain could refer to their relationship, with the Breakup Makeup Scenario constantly repeating itself, since he keeps breaking his promises and she keeps forgiving him because she always misses him when he leaves.
- Empty Nest: "Highway", which is presumably about a parent dropping their child off at college.
- The First Cut Is the Deepest: "How We Love", "Locked Up".
- The Four Chords of Pop: "Everybody".
- Gender Flip: The video for "Girls Chase Boys" is this to Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible".
- Intercourse with You: "You and I" has the line 'Maybe I wanna do what bunnies do with you, if you know what I mean'.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: "Let Go".
- Love Nostalgia Song: "The Hat". It's about remembering the good parts about First Love and forgetting why they broke up.
- Lyrical Dissonance: Some of her sadder songs have an upbeat sound.
- Masochism Tango: "Palm of Your Hand".
- Sequel Song: "Black and Blue" follows "Parachute".
- Silly Rabbit, Romance Is for Kids!: "Locked Up"
- Shout-Out: The video to "Girls Chase Boys", which is a Gender Flipped version of Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible" video.
- Silly Love Songs: "Little Romance", "You and I", "Parachute", "Die Alone".
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Her sock puppet.
- Unrequited Love: "Corner of Your Heart". "Sort Of" pairs this with Love Martyr.