Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson is back with one of the most intriguing album concepts of recent years. ‘Stranger Songs’ is a collection of ‘80s tinged synth-pop anthems inspired by the Netflix smash ‘Stranger Things’. The album is out tomorrow – a week ahead of the July 4th premiere of the show’s third season.
Today Ingrid also announces her first show in SEVEN years in London at the Union Chapel on Tuesday 12th November. Tickets go on sale tomorrow – Friday 28th June at 10am and can be purchased from HERE.
As Ingrid explains, “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.
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.”
“Nancy and Jonathan, Eleven and Mike, Lucas and Max” Ingrid explains, “it refers to every teenager who crosses from friendship into something more”.