Ingrid Michaelson Shares New Song, "Missing You" From Upcoming Stranger Things Inspired Album
Pop singer songwriter Ingrid Michaelson has 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 now below.
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.”
The in-demand writer has been busy. The exploration of nostalgia and how love and loss play with our memory has been driving a creative renaissance for Michaelson. Earlier this year it was announced that she will develop the new musical adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ best-selling novel, The Notebook. An achingly tender story about the enduring power of love, The Notebook was best-selling author Nicholas Sparks' first published novel (in 1996). It was on The New York Times Best Seller list in its first week of release and stayed a hardcover best seller for more than a year. An award-winning film version of The Notebook directed by Nick Cassavetes was released in 2004, starring Ryan Gosling, Rachel McAdams, James Garner and Gena Rowlands.