Bands to Watch #140: Ingrid Michaelson

By on Thursday, 15th October 2009 at 12:00 pm
 

Ingrid Michaelson (side)New York singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson first started gaining a name for herself back in 2007, when the stripped back and super sweet ‘The Way I Am’ was featured on American medical drama, Grey’s Anatomy. Her delicate voice, kooky instrumentals and sweet sweet lyrics (“If you are chilly, here take my sweater. Your head is aching, I’ll make it better.”) captured the heart of the nation, and before Ingrid knew it, her music were scattered generously across big name US TV, featuring on everything from Scrubs to One Tree Hill.

Michaelson’s musical roots first began at the age of just four, when the budding pop star decided to take up piano lessons. Throughout high school, the Staten Island singer enlisted the help of a vocal coach, before finally heading off to uni to study theatre. Ingrid ultimately gave up her directorial career, however, and decided to pursue her true passion of music instead.

The first word which springs to mind when listening to Miss. Ingrid is “cute”. She has the softest, most endearing voice, which is backed up by gentle acoustics, dainty strings, and patty-pat percussion. Her music is folk-pop in it’s simplest, most serene form, and truly plants a smile upon the face – think the adorableness of Mascott, mixed with the richness of Feist. Like the sound of that? Well why not check out the official video to ‘Maybe’, below –

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKU3UuJhIxU[/youtube]

And be sure to watch out for an exclusive interview with Ingrid coming to There Goes The Fear soon!

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