Pop singer songwriter Ingrid Michaelson today released “Missing You,” the flirty, palpitating debut single from her forthcoming album, Stranger Songs – an album inspired by Netflix’s pop culture phenomenon, Stranger Things. Co-written with Jesse Thomas (Louis Tomlinson, Martin Garrix) and co-written and produced by Sam de Jong (Marina, Little Mix, CYN), “Missing You” is available to stream/download here.
Following seven albums, two platinum singles, countless TV and film syncs and millions of downloads and streams – all released independently on her own Cabin 24 Records – Michaelson found herself at a bit of creative standstill, adrift and seeking inspiration. The pop singer-songwriter found it again in an unexpected place, the throwback sci-fi/horror drama Stranger Things.
“I’ve already made seven records, I have a lot to say. But I’ve said it so much from the brain and mind and soul of Ingrid Michaelson – I wanted to create something through a different lens,” shared the singer-songwriter. “There’s something about Stranger Things that’s really comforting, it brings me back to my childhood. It’s the best kind of escapism and I find myself seeking that now more than ever. I took inspiration from the show and the characters and all these ideas started to come to me. Every song on the record includes a reference from the show, some more specific than others, but all of the themes are universal – these are feelings everyone has.”