Pop singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson today released the music video for her debut single “Missing You,” from Stranger Songs– a unique album inspired by Netflix’s pop culture phenomenon, Stranger ThingsDirected by Daniel Carberry (Bruno Mars, Usher, Justin Briber) the gorgeously colourful music video was shot all in one take – WATCH HERE.
The concept of ‘Stranger Songs’ has captured the imagination of fans. The flirty, palpitating lead single ‘Missing You’ is inspired by the NancyJonathanSteve love triangle, and has already exceeded a million streams – pushing Ingrid past 3 million monthly listeners at Spotify.  ‘Missing You’ was co-written with Jesse Thomas (Louis TomlinsonMartin Garrix) and co-written and produced by Sam de Jong (MarinaLittle MixCYN). 

The idea for ‘Stranger Songs’ first emerged in 2017 when Ingrid wrote ‘Christmas Lights’, a poem based upon the relationship between Joyce Byers and her son Will. That poem evolved into a song, and instigated a period of creativity in which Ingrid wrote and recorded the album between November 2017 and spring of this year in BrooklynLos Angeles and Nashville. It also empowered her to break new ground, embracing a contemporary sound that’s infused with an Eighties spirit.
Each of the 11 songs on ‘Stranger Songs’ were first inspired by an individual scene or overarching theme from the show, before growing into fully-fleshed out works of art, each telling a story that can be appreciated on many levels. To coincide with the album’s release, Billboard ran a breakdown (link) with more information on each track’s writing process and inspiration.
After four Billboard Top 20 albums, countless song placements in everything from ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ to a Google ad, and co-writing the Cheryl Cole hit ‘Parachutes’Ingrid Michaelson consistently sets the bar high. She recently announced that she will develop a musical adaptation of the best-selling novel ‘The Notebook’, which was later made into a much-loved film starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.