Ingrid Michaelson - "Light Me Up"
It's no secret that I've loved Ingrid Michaelson for years. Her voice has a calling, yearning, resonant tone that, especially live, sends thrills through the audience. Her songs have always had weight, but it is now, in her most recent album that you start to see how the weight of the world is affecting her songwriting.
Intimate and personal, she tells trues stories that are at once universal and individual. She holds clearly to her formulas, but plays with meaning and melody making each song sound fresh.
This song, in a time when so much darkness and hate surrounds us, asks us to re-light the fires that burn within us. Ignite the passions and stand up for the truths we know to be true.
So today, with weight and wonder, I choose Ingrid Michaelson's divine "Light Me Up" as my, find your fire, ignite the night, shine brighter than you knew you could song for a, press onward and upward, you can not forget where you came from nor ignore where you are headed, lift - rise - radiate, Friday.