Monday, July 28, 2014

Music Mondays: Ingrid Michaelson "Girls Chase Boys"

It has been a long week leading up to today, because I have been listening to this song non-stop -- and I just had to share it with all of you!  I've been a big fan of Ingrid Michaelson for years (she was a big feature during the early years of "Grey's Anatomy"), and her newest album, Lights Out, is just magic.  It delivers to us the lighthearted and oh-so-fun "Girls Chase Boys".

The music video has so many things I love:  Boys in lipstick.  Synchronized dancing.  And 80s throwbacks.  The video is an almost shot for shot homage to the 1988 Robert Palmer classic, "Simply Irresistible" -- but instead of hot ladies, Ingrid gives us the wonderful androgyny of the sexes:  boys and girls, in pink & black leotards and red lipstick and - I assume - heels, dancing together in unison.

Could you just die? I'm enamored.  Do yourself a favor and watch these videos side-by-side (be sure to mute the Palmer one) -- very interesting to compare them.  Moreover, it's delightful to see how impactful the video is now that it's not showing beautiful women just to show them.  Who doesn't love a guy who can full off a full red lip?

Artist:  Ingrid Michaelson
Song:  "Girls Chase Boys" download | stream
Record:  Lights Out
Directed By:  Andrew Elvis Miller

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