Yes, you read that correctly. This past Friday, Ingrid Michaelson released her anthemic new single “Hell No,” and the song’s accompanying music video was made entirely on Snapchat, by Ingrid herself, over the course of a month. In it, Michaelson films herself singing the entire song with the app’s built-in filters. It’s silly, funny, and down-to-earth; it exudes the elements of Michaelson’s personality that fans have come to expect from her. It is the visual antithesis of Beyoncé’s Lemonade and is endearing in its own humble way.
The song is a potential summer breakup hit, with a sing-along chorus (“Am I gonna miss you? Hell no!”) and lighthearted verses interspersed with cutting lines (“We were good at faking forever,”) that are characteristic of Michaelson’s well-established repertoire. “Hell No” is more pop radio-friendly than many of her past releases, but not at the cost of clever lyrics. It was written by Michaelson along with Barry Dean and Luke Laird, two country songwriters who are well known and respected in Nashville.
As of now, Michaelson has not announced a date for an upcoming album release, but her website confirms that she will release new music later this year. Click here to buy the single on iTunes and check out the official music video below!