Ingrid Michaelson Loves 'Stranger Things' So Much She's Making An Album Based On The Show: Exclusive

Shervin Lainez
Ingrid Michaelson

It turns out that Ingrid Michaelson is just as obsessed with Stranger Things as the rest of us.

The singer/songwriter is such a fan of Netflix’s sci-fi original series that her next project is Stranger Songs, a collection of tunes inspired by the show, which takes place in the ‘80s. 

“Finding your connection to another’s art isn’t something I’ve ever built a record on but I feel so inspired by the world Stranger Things has created,” Michaelson said in a statement. “This show brings me back to a place of safety and comfort when everything seemed simple. Especially after losing my parents, the idea of living in that space, even for an hour at a time, is not only intoxicating, it’s necessary. I started writing poems inspired by the show and I realized how connected I was to it and my childhood and to that innocence lost.” 

Michaelson will time the release of her set to Stranger Things’ Season 3 debut, which has not yet been announced. Season 2 aired in late October, so that may be a clue. David Harbour, who plays Chief Jim Hopper on the show, told Collider that he has heard that shooting for Season 3 will commence in March or April, though nothing has been confirmed. 

The new album is a series of firsts for Michaelson: she made her film debut in the indie feature, Humor Me, which opened Jan. 12, in which she played a recovering drug addict opposite Jemaine Clement and Elliot Gould. Last summer, she made her Broadway debut in Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.


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