Wednesday, December 05, 2007

The Way I Am

Song: The Way I Am
Artist: Ingrid
Album: Girls & Boys

A recent random discovery uncovered New York City-based singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson and her song “The Way I Am.” It was a random blog that I found her on but “Grey’s Anatomy” fans may recognize her music as it’s been used (like many before her) within emotional scenes for the show. (Which I have still not watched, oy.) I have been really digging the song, and happened to catch the video on Logo’s “NewNowNext” the other night. For a moment, I thought it was old MTV VJ Kennedy… but I suppose she wouldn’t have waited until NOW to start a singing career. Ingrid is also NOT Lisa Lobe…

But enough poking fun at her image… “The Way I Am” is a super pretty acoustic-based ballad that perfectly balances witty lyrics, and emotional honesty. I am not sure it has “hit” written all over it, possibly on Adult Contemporary radio… not sure.

I haven’t had a chance to listen to Michaelson’s full sophomore album “Girls & Boys” yet, though have heard good things about it. Will keep an eye out for it and let you know… in the meantime, enjoy “The Way I Am” and learn more about Ingrid via her MySpace page.

Video for “The Way I Am”

Here one of the “Grey’s Anatomy” doctors goes through a lot of problems, while scored by Ms. Michaelson!


Anonymous said...

Love this song! It was featured in an omnipresent Old Navy commercial this past fall. Never saw it? I guess it's not in HD... :-\

nycityboi said...

I saw it! And that's how I fall in love with the song.