Song of the Day, April 11: Stick by Ingrid Michaelson

IngridLightsToday’s song is Ingrid Michaelson’s Stick. On her sixth album, Lights Out, Michaelson found a strength and maturity that brought her folk-pop craft to a new level. On this track she offers a clear-eyed dissection of a broken romance. Framed as a conversation with her ex some time after things ended, she looks at both parties’ role in where things went awry. It’s clear that she’s moved on, but the sophisticated lyric ponders what can be gained from a love lost.

“I’ve found somebody new, he dances just like you,” she offers. Some parts of what they had still matter to her, and she wonders if the reverse is true. “Did any of me stick at all?” It’s a powerful construct delivered with grace and charm.

Enjoy this great song today.


About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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