Ingrid Michaelson's new music video, which features gender-bending backup dancers, has turned the folk pop singer-songwriter into the latest beacon for gender equality.
"There's a lot going on with marriage equality and gay rights," Michaelson told The Washington Post. "I don't want it to seem I'm jumping on a bandwagon and latching on to the newest thing for attention. That's not what I intended at all. But I'm really excited that people are enjoying it and finding solace in it."
The real intention behind the video for "Girls Chase Boys", the first single from her upcoming album Lights Out, boils down to one, simple virtue:
"Girls don't exclusively chase boys. We all know this," Michaelson posted when debuting the video. "We all chase each other and in the end we are all chasing after the same thing: love."
Michaelson, a musical (and physical) cross between Regina Spektor and Lisa Loeb, says she never called herself a feminist, she was just was one since birth. Here's what else Michaelson had to say on the subject of feminism and pop music:
Quotation above via Marie Claire.