Indie singer Ingrid Michaelson swept music lovers off their feet with her past hits like “The Way I Am,” off of her 2006 album “Girls and Boys” and “You and I,” from her 2008 album “Be OK.” In 2014, she did not disappoint, with the release of her album Lights Out.
Now this Staten Island native has returned to her home state to discuss her latest single “Girls Chase Boys,” as well as her upcoming performances in the city and her plans from this past Fourth of July.
Ingrid’s latest hit single “Girls Chase Boys” is all over the radio, so much that Ingrid has heard it multiple times herself.
“I heard it, um, I think it was 2 days ago I heard it, I was driving somewhere and I turned on the radio and it was on and then when I was coming home I turned on the radio again and it was on again,” Ingrid said. “I turn it up really loudly and hope nobody recognizes me in the car listening to it because that would be embarrassing.”
Having seen one of her favorite singers, Fiona Apple, perform in Central Park a few years ago, Ingrid herself is set to perform at the Central Park Summerstage on July 30. On Twitter, she even hints that there will be special guests joining her for the performance.
To no surprise, the singer’s ticket sales for the show are extremely successful. Unfortunately, like many other artists, some tickets have gotten into the hands of scalpers and are being sold for inflated prices on resale websites.
“I’m very opposed to, to that whole ticket reselling thing. It’s a real bummer to me because a lot of my fans are younger and they can’t afford to buy,” Ingrid said. “It does annoy me that they’re making money off of me without doing anything except for buying a ticket really, but what really bothers me is that it just kind of squishes out fans because that’s what its all about.”
Ingrid is all about the fans and very down to earth. However, her plans for this past Fourth of July were anything but ordinary. After becoming friends with singer Taylor Swift at a radio event, the two stayed in touch and celebrated the Fourth at Taylor’s house in Rhode Island.
According to Ingrid, their weekend was full of activities that you would expect any superstar to engage in… including charades, slip-in slides and board games.
“It was very much like how you would expect her to be a wonderful hostess, lots of delicious food,” Ingrid said. “It’s so funny because everyone’s like ‘oh my god you were at Taylor Swift’s house’ and I was like yeah but um she’s very normal, so to me I didn’t feel like, it just didn’t feel like anything crazy.”