It Doesn't Have to Make Sense

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It Doesn't Have to Make Sense
ItDoesntHaveToMakeSense.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 26, 2016
GenreIndie pop
Length35:45
Label
Ingrid Michaelson chronology
Lights Out
(2014)
It Doesn't Have to Make Sense
(2016)
Songs for the Season
(2018)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

It Doesn't Have to Make Sense is the seventh studio album by Ingrid Michaelson, released on August 26, 2016, through Cabin 24 Records under exclusive license to Mom + Pop Music.[2] The album's lead single, "Hell No", was released on April 29, 2016.[3]

Promotion[edit]

To promote the album, Michaelson embarked on the "Hell No Tour" on October 6, 2016, in Cincinnati, Ohio.[4] Promotional appearances in the media to support the album included a performance of "Hell No" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on June 7, 2016,[5] and a performance of "Hell No" on The Late Late Show with James Corden on August 22, 2016.[6] Michaelson then performed "Still the One" on Live with Kelly on September 28, 2016.[7]

On August 15, a playlist featuring 30 seconds of every song was uploaded to Spotify.[8]

Singles[edit]

The lead single, "Hell No", was released on April 29, 2016.[3]

Promotional singles[edit]

On June 24, 2016, "Light Me Up" was released as the first promotional single to digital outlets.[9]

On August 19, 2016, "Celebrate" was released as the second promotional single to digital outlets.[10]

Alter Egos[edit]

An EP of five re-worked tracks featuring new artists, titled Alter Egos, will be released on 12 May 2017. "Celebrate" featuring AJR was released as a promotional single ahead of the EP's release. Other featured artists include Sara Bareilles and Tegan & Sara.

Track listing[edit]

It Doesn't Have to Make Sense[11][12][13]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Light Me Up"Ingrid Michaelson, Cason Cooley, Katie HerzigCason Cooley, Katie Herzig4:07
2."Whole Lot of Heart"Michaelson, Cooley, HerzigCooley, Herzig3:45
3."Miss America"Michaelson, Larrance Dopson, Ryan Stockbridge, Jenny Owen YoungsCooley, Herzig3:32
4."Another Life"MichaelsonChris Kuffner4:13
5."I Remember Her"MichaelsonMichaelson3:29
6."Drink You Gone"Michaelson, busbeeDan Romer3:40
7."Hell No"Michaelson, Barry Dean, Luke LairdCooley, Herzig2:54
8."Still the One"Michaelson, Cooley, HerzigCooley, Herzig2:32
9."Celebrate"Michaelson, Dean, LairdLaird, Dean3:29
10."Old Days"Michaelson, Trent Dabbs, DeanRomer4:04
Total length:35:45

Alter Egos Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Whole Lot of Heart (feat. Tegan & Sara)"3:35
2."I Remember Her (feat. Lucius)"3:08
3."Drink You Gone (feat. John Paul White)"3:44
4."Miss America (feat. Sara Bareilles)"3:39
5."Celebrate (feat. AJR)"3:17
Total length:35:45

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from AllMusic.[14]

Musicians
Technical personnel
  • Ingrid Michaelson – producer
  • Chris Athens – mastering
  • David Boman – engineer
  • Michaela Bosch – paintings
  • Cason Cooley – producer, programming
  • Barry Dean – vocal producer
  • Serban Ghenea – mixing
  • Ryan Gore – vocal engineer
  • Lynn Grossman – A&R
  • John Hanes – engineer
  • Katie Herzig – producer, programming
  • Mary Hooper – package design
  • Chris Kuffner – engineer, producer, programming
  • Shervin Lainez – photography
  • Luke Laird – producer, programming
  • Nick Lobel – mixing assistant
  • Saul Simon MacWilliams – engineer
  • Buckley Miller – bass engineer, drum engineering
  • Sean Moffitt – mixing
  • Ken Rich – engineer, piano engineer
  • Bess Rogers – engineer
  • Dan Romer – engineer, producer
  • F. Reid Shippen – mixing

Charts[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (2016) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[15] 78
US Billboard 200[16] 19
US Digital Albums (Billboard)[17] 10
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[18] 3

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format(s) Label
United States[2] August 26, 2016 Cabin 24 Records

References[edit]

  1. ^ Collar, Matt. "It Doesn't Have to Make Sense - Ingrid Michaelson : Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 22, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Ingrid Michaelson: It Doesn't Have to Make Sense: Music". Amazon.com. ASIN B01HI9BW6Q. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Hell No: Ingrid Michaelson: Music". Amazon.com. ASIN B01EPN1TMK. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  4. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson: Tour". IngridMichaelson.com. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Cantor, Brian (June 7, 2016). "Ingrid Michaelson Performs "Hell No" On Jimmy Fallon's "Tonight Show" (Watch Now)". Headline Planet. Retrieved July 3, 2016.
  6. ^ TV News Desk (August 23, 2016). "VIDEO: Ingrid Michaelson Performs 'Hell No' on LATE LATE SHOW". BroadwayWorld.com. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
  7. ^ "Live With Kelly 9/28/2016". YouTube. September 28, 2016. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  8. ^ Michaelson, Ingrid (August 15, 2016). "Twitter / Ingrid Michaelson: Preview all of IDHTMS (out in 2 wks!)". Twitter. Retrieved August 15, 2016.
  9. ^ "Light Me Up: Ingrid Michaelson: Music". Amazon.com. ASIN B01HI9BXGK. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  10. ^ "Celebrate: Ingrid Michaelson: Music". Amazon.com. ASIN B01K52U2OQ. Retrieved August 19, 2016.
  11. ^ Michaelson, Ingrid. It Doesn't Have to Make Sense, liner notes, August 26, 2016
  12. ^ ACE Writers Search for MICHAELSON INGRID ELLEN EGBERT
  13. ^ "It Doesn't Have to Make Sense by Ingrid Michaelson on iTunes". iTunes. Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  14. ^ "It Doesn't Have to Make Sense - Ingrid Michaelson - Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  15. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  16. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  17. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Chart History (Digital Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  18. ^ "Ingrid Michaelson Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2016.

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