Ingrid Michaelson’s Songs for the Season -- which debuted Friday (Oct. 26) -- features an array of nostalgia-inducing tracks. The 12-song record boasts a classic, big-band feel and features duets with singer-songwriter Christina Perri, Nashville star Will Chase, America’s Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal and Hamilton’s original Aaron Burr Leslie Odom Jr.
The 38-year-old pop artist opens her cozy album with the lesser-played Bing Crosby tune “Looks Like a Cold, Cold Winter,” instantly sounding like a 1950s jazz singer when accompanied by a collection of swinging trumpets. Michaelson follows the opening track with a romanticized rendition of “White Christmas” featuring smooth vocals from Perri.
Midway through, VanderWaal joins Michaelson for a traditional version of “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree." She nears the end alongside Odom with a slow, longing version of Mariah Carey's “All I Want for Christmas Is You.”