Ingrid Michaelson: Totally Human

With her knack for tempering a sugary melody with bittersweet sarcasm and her knack for turning up on prime time TV soundtracks, singer and songwriter Ingrid Michaelson is the poster girl for 21st century songwriter pop. Michaelson's sound may be shaped by the tradition of piano-playing sentimentalists like Chantal Kreviazuk and Sarah McLachlan, but her breezy tunes are equally irresistible for their whip-smart lyrics and good-natured irony. Michaelson's the kind of songwriter who's likely to suggest "doing what bunnies do" one moment and offer a remedy for male pattern baldness the next. With her solo session at the Google campus, we got an intimate look at Michaelson playing a trio of tunes: "Blood Brothers," "End of the World" and "Sort Of." Two of the three are from her brand new studio record, Human Again, a collection of songs that's both bolder and more mature than anything she's previously released. To celebrate Human Again, our Ingrid Michaelson playlist compiles a handful of memorable favorites. – Nate Cavalieri, Google Music

"Sort Of" Ingrid Michaelson


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