Ingrid Michaelson's 'Parachute' video: An EW exclusive premiere

ingrid-michaelsonImage Credit: Shervin LainezIndie songstress and TV and film soundtrack mainstay Ingrid Michaelson released her most recent album, Everybody, last August. But one standalone track she co-penned, “Parachute,” took an unusual detour—becoming a European pop hit for former Brit girl-group star and X Factor judge Cheryl Cole earlier this year.

“It didn’t feel like something I could put out because it was so poppy, [so] we shipped it off for people to take a gander and see who would pick it up,” Michaelson says of the song, which eventually made its way to Cole’s camp.

It took producer Dan Romer, who worked with Michaelson on Everybody, to convince Michaelson to record “Parachute” herself: “He kind of jumped on the project, did this really interesting, funky production, and sent it to me. It was rad and cool and different. We put some new vocals on it, and I was like, ‘I love it!’

Watch EW’s exclusive premiere of the New York City native’s own, less thigh-centric video for her version, helmed by director Adria Petty (Beyonce’s “Sweet Dreams,” Duffy’s “Mercy”), after the jump:

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  • Jonathan F.

    This was one of my summer songs this year, love it. Way better than Cole’s version.

    • Khalida

      Yes its much better than cheryl’s.

    • Michael

      I like Cheryl Cole’s video better though.

  • googly

    Love this video!

  • Shannon

    It’s Dan Romer by the way not Rome.

  • makaPrime

    This song really isn’t one of her best.

    • Billiam

      “Poppy” really is the best way to describe it. It sounds more like a generic Top 40 pop song than her usual stuff.

  • Trish

    Such a lovely & talented musician. Love her. She’s incredible live. Just saw her for the 6th time! Her shows are so entertaining – you’ll laugh your socks off.

  • Meredithe

    This was a really interesting video. Maybe it wasn’t her best. It’s really a matter of opinion. I think her shows are so fun no matter what song.

  • microsoft vista

    Normally I don’t read post on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to take a look at and do it! Your writing taste has been amazed me. Thanks, quite nice article.

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