More like HELL YES!
Let’s face it guys. We’ve all gone through break ups. And they suck. I don’t know about you, but the only thing that’s every gotten me through those first initial days of utter despair, was music. Sometimes it was that sappy love tune that makes me cry my eyes out just thinking about that person, drowning in a bottle of my own self-pity, smelling his hoodie that I haven’t given back yet, while the scent of him still lingers on it. Wait what? No no, scratch that, who in the world would do THAT? That’s just crazy talk. Ahem.
After those first initial days of hell, my current play list changes. It takes a hard left and goes straight to those all empowering-fuck you-I don’t need your bullshit anyway-scream my lungs out power anthems. And thank the music goddesses for those songs.
Speaking of music goddesses, it brings me to Ingrid Michaelson’s new epic break up anthem, “Hell No”. This song is EVERYTHING. It definitely delivers the message of taking back your power and controlling your own destiny. And we NEED that after a break up. At least I do! Sad-Mad-Glad kids, Sad….mad…..glad. And anything that gets me from sad to mad to glad, I need in my life. The faster the better. Whatever helps us heal.
Ingrid states : “We all have been through being wronged, so we created a powerful break up song. This song is not about one specific relationship but about lots of different relationships and how they culled together into one unified force of anger.” HELL YES GIRL, Hell yes.
So not only is the song amazing in the fact that it makes me want to roll down my windows, singing along at the top of my lungs, but it kinda makes me want to punch some of my exes in the face. Don’t worry, I won’t. But I think we’d all be lying if we said the thought hadn’t crossed our minds every once and a while. I’ll restrain myself.
And now for the video. The video is SO FUN. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen anyone shooting music videos using nothing but Snapchat filers. It couldn’t be more 2016 if she tried. Michaelson filmed it by her lonesome over the course of four weeks using only Snapchat. Which is downright brilliant and hilarious at the same time.
Michaelson also has a new album due out this summer that does capture some of her personal experience—culminating some of her big life changes that occurred over the past year or two. The album is all about her experiences of rebirth, moving forward, letting go and moving on to a new chapter, reflecting the many shifts in her personal life.
So let us take a moment to reflect in our post break up blues, and thank Ingrid Michaelson, the music goddess that she is, for being there for us in our moments of heartbreak. Music speaks, and the heart listens. Always.
Find “Hell No” on iTunes: http://smarturl.it/IMHellNo
“Hell No” Written by Ingrid Michaelson, Barry Dean, Luke Laird
Produced by Cason Cooley & Katie Herzig
Video Directed by Ingrid Michaelson
Video Edited by Dylan Steinberg