What's terribly hot about Ingrid Michaelson is that she managed to sell barrels of her last two albums either as an unsigned artist or signed to super-tiny indies. It's with all those appearances on shows like "Grey's Anatomy" or Old Navy commercials that have helped fuel the career of this 29-year-old singer-songwriter, a realm in which singer-songwriters have been able to catch a break.

Keeping to indie-minded tactics, Michaelson is streaming and giving away tracks through her website, with one track a day leading up to the Aug. 25 release of "Everybody." Fans who sign up for the newsletter get a free track, with two more coming their way if they get a friend to sign on.

Today's streaming track is "Soldier," which playfully utilizes triplets in a 4/4 structure is really freaking catchy, which riffs on cautiously going into a new relationship.

Via video, she lets users know, too, that she hopes "you don't rip it off.. and put it on BitTorrent or Limewires." Cute! Below we post "Maybe," the first single from "Everybody," from the YouTubes!


After five years as a columnist and editor at Billboard, Katie Hasty joined HitFix in 2009 for music and film reporting out of New York. The Midwest native has worked as a writer, music promoter and in A&R since 1999 and performs with her band Numbers And Letters.