Human Again is the new album from New York singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, released in the UK on August 27th. The follow up to her 2009 album Everybody, Human Again entered the US charts at No.5 upon release earlier this year. Michaelson releases her music on her own label Cabin 24 Records in partnership with hip NY indie label Mom + Pop. She has sold over 850,000 albums and almost 4 million singles.
With Human Again, produced by David Kahne (Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney) Michaelson throws a wrench in her reputation as the Crafter of Dainty Love Songs. The music veers from orchestral to percussive, while her accompanying voice swells from contralto to soprano. These darker, impassioned songs plumb the breadth of human emotion. “The album is called Human Again because it’s taken me a very long time to be happy,” she says. “I am writing about a really dark time in my life even though I’m not there.”
Though her name may not be instantly recognizable, Michaelson’s music is familiar to millions – she is one of the world’s most synced artists. Her music has wafted out of televisions across the world in handfuls of TV shows (everything from Grey’s Anatomy to American Idol), in an affecting Google Chrome ad, on Vauxhall and O2 ads in the UK, and most recently in the trailer for the award-winning film ‘Like Crazy’.
A hugely respected songwriter, Michaelson’s song ‘Parachute’ was covered by Cheryl Cole, reaching UK No.5 in 2010.
The New York Times marveled that she was ‘singing her way from obscurity to fame.’ Billboard trumpeted her as the face of the new music business. Ingrid has performed on Good Morning America, Live with Regis & Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Rachael Ray Show and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.