Ingrid Michaelson - Girls And Boys
Smile: life is full of love and all about hope. If you’re Ingrid Michaelson, this piece of advice is tried and true. After listening to Girls and Boys, you just might want to call in sick just so you can listen to the female songwriter’s grace uninterrupted. The album does not try to be complex: her vocal range is simple and a pleasure to hear. The piano and guitars are very clean and clear, and they never drown out the honeyed quality of Michaelson’s voice.
All the simplicity works in her favor, especially considering that she seems to have worked on her writing the most. Michaelson’s lyrics are so effortlessly sung yet so powerfully penetrating: she sings of loving in confidence as opposed to desperation. She has evidently been in love that broke her back, but she seems to have grown so positively from her experiences. As a result, she has created an anthem-like album bound to lift the hearts of many young women looking for something to make them feel beautiful.
Girls and Boys is very market-friendly; Michaelson’s songs have been notably used in commercials and on TV shows. As a whole, Ingrid Michael is approachable and appealing because she is simple and so hopeful. Thank goodness for another female songwriter in the business with a sophisticated heart bigger than her sound.
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