Breaking the Mold
The Meaning Behind the Music
Michaelson’s songs relate to any failed relationship, especially the intensity of those we experience in college. Her favorite song on the album is called “Black and Blue.” “It’s about being smashed up by love,” Michaelson said. Sure enough, the song is the perfect background for the effortless mind wandering of dump-ees and almost-theres.
The Real Ingrid
In fact, Michaelson has rarely had help with her songwriting. “I have only co-written two songs that I have performed,” she said. “Those are ‘Parachute’ with Marshall Altman, and ‘Winter Song’ with Sara Bareilles.”