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Ingrid Michaelson plays her own Robert Palmer in new 'Girls Chase Boys' video - EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE

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Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson famously channeled a handful of classic rock stars  — including John Lennon, David Bowie, and Gene Simmons — in her 2012 clip for “Blood Brothers.” Now, for her new single “Girls Chase Boys,” she’s tipping her Patrick Nagel-painted hat to Robert Palmer.

The track is the first single from Michaelson’s brand new album Lights Out, due April 15. It’s a darker, more complicated side of the singer, she told EW: “‘Girls Chase Boys’ started out as a break up song but took on a deeper meaning as I continued writing. More than just being about my experience, its focus shifted to include the idea that, no matter who or how we love, we are all the same. The video takes that idea one step further, and attempts to turn stereotypical gender roles on their head. Girls don’t exclusively chase boys. We all know this. We all chase each other and in the end we are all chasing after the same thing: love.”

The clip is a gender-tweaking homage to Palmer’s  1988 video for “Simply Irresistible,” one of the more iconic clips of the decade. Check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Ingrid Michaelson's Army of 3 covers Bruno Mars' 'When I Was Your Man' -- Listen here EXCLUSIVE

Ingrid Michaelson found fame with winsome self-penned ballads like “The Way I Am,” but she’s not mad at an occasional cover, too.

The Staten Island-bred singer-songwriter has already found love — and half a million pageviews — with her take on Rihanna wrecked romance anthem; it’s one of the songs on her all-covers EP with her side project Army of 3, featuring producer Chris Kuffner and director Dylan Steinber. (She’s working on a regular studio album too, due out this winter.)

“I love pop music but I wanted cover these songs in a different way, with a unique arrangement,” says Michaelson. “I chose songs that are ‘of the moment’ because I love being able to capture something at its height and put my own little twist on it. When people started asking how they could get the recordings we decided to make a few more and put them out.”

Also on the EP, out today: their version of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Maroon 5’s “Love Somebody,” and an un-gender-bent take on Bruno Mars’ “When I Was Your Man,” which you can hear exclusively here: READ FULL STORY

Ingrid Michaelson records 'Somewhere Over The Rainbow' with Newtown children -- VIDEO

Ingrid Michaelson has joined students from Newtown, Conn. in releasing a recording of the song “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” as a response to the school shooting last month. Proceeds from the song — available for download now — benefit Newtown Youth Academy and United Way of Western Connecticut.

The song was recorded in the home studio of Connecticut residents Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz of Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club. “Having the children come today with their parents, all of them having the idea that this was their gift to the other families of Sandy Hook, it was very enriching for us,” Weymouth said in a behind-the-scenes clip.

Watch the video below: READ FULL STORY

Ingrid Michaelson shape shifts for 'Blood Brothers' video: Watch it here -- EXCLUSIVE

In the song “Blood Brothers,” from her most recent album, Human Again, Ingrid Michaelson sings about the deep-rooted connections between people: “We’re all the same under a different name/We’re all blood, we’re all blood, blood brothers.”

It’s only appropriate, then, that the video for the song features her getting under the skin of some of her favorite pop icons — including David Bowie, Gene Simmons, and Amy Winehouse.

The clip shows Michaelson not just as the stars, but in transit to becoming each one of them in the makeup chair. (It’s a pretty cool effect, though it must have been murder on her pores.)

Take a look at the video, premiering exclusively here at the Music Mix, below. READ FULL STORY

Greg Laswell's charming new stop-motion video for 'Back to You': Watch it here -- EXCLUSIVE

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Even if you have never listened to a Greg Laswell album, you’ve almost certainly heard his songs. The San Diego-based singer-songwriter’s compositions have been featured in a number of TV shows, including Grey’s Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, and Parenthood.

His new album, Landline, out April 24, includes duets with Laswell and a quartet of females: Ingrid Michaelson (Laswell’s wife), Sia, Elizabeth Ziman (of Elizabeth & the Catapult), and Sara Bareilles.

Ziman appears on the single “Back to You,” which has just been blessed with a stop-motion music video that stars a candle, a lamp, and an intervening owl.

Check out the exclusive world premiere of Greg Laswell’s “Back to You” below. READ FULL STORY

Ingrid Michaelson joined by PS 22 Chorus for take on 'Blood Brothers' -- EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

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Ingrid Michaelson, who recently released her fifth album, Human Again, proves that you can also go home again.

The native of New York City’s Staten Island recently teamed with the borough’s most famous non-Wu-Tang-related musical collective: The PS 22 Chorus (last seen “Rolling in the Deep” in a commercial for Target).

They joined up for a run through “Blood Brothers,” one of the twangier tunes from Human Again. Check out the exclusive video below. READ FULL STORY

TV Jukebox: 'Ringer,' 'Hell on Wheels' feature our favorite songs on TV this week

TV Jukebox is back, music fans! What better way to emerge from last week’s tryptophan coma and kick off December than with a roster of rousing numbers? This week’s stand-out “show tunes” got our blood pumping during a shoot-‘em-up sequence from Sons of Anarchy, a Ringer revelation, and a delightfully kooky Rocky IV reference on New Girl — and that’s just the start. See our picks below! (Warning for those still catching up on DVR: SPOILERS follow!) READ FULL STORY

Ingrid Michaelson's new single 'Ghost': Hear the premiere here -- EXCLUSIVE

Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson has cobbled together four albums’ worth of charming, hook-filled pop that revolves around her effervescent melodies and easy, sweet voice.

Her songs have made her a mainstay both on pop radio and on television — see appearances on Grey’s Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries, One Tree Hill, and So You Think You Can Dance, among many others. She made a crazy-cool video for her song “Parachute,” and most recently, scored a fresh victory with her swoony cover of “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” which appears in the trailer to the critically-acclaimed film Like Crazy.

She’ll continue her movement forward on her upcoming fifth album Human Again, which drops on January 24, 2012. The new collection, by far Michaelson’s most upbeat, features the passionate single “Ghost.” You can listen to the exclusive premiere of that single after the jump (and click here to preorder): READ FULL STORY

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: READ FULL STORY

'Grey's Anatomy' wedding song: Stream Ingrid Michaelson's 'Turn to Stone' exclusively here

Picking the right song to accompany a walk down the aisle is always serious business. But picking the perfect song for prime-time TV’s most romantic wedding ever (or at least this season)? You’d better choose carefully.

The special song playing for the wedding on tonight’s 100th episode of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy was "Turn to Stone," a brand-new tune by singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson — no stranger to Grey’s, herself. And right now the Music Mix is the only place you can hear "Turn to Stone" in full for free…unless you DVRed tonight’s episode and are rewinding those vows over and over again, in which case we will totally not judge you.

Michaelson is currently finishing up her second album for a fall ’09 release. Though "Turn to Stone" won’t be on there, you can buy the Grey’s wedding song as a single on iTunes now. But first, give it a free listen or several below and let us know what you think!

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EW’s 50 Most Heartbreaking Songs of All Time
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