Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson has unveiled the release date of her fourth album, "Human Again," as well as its aching first single, "Ghost".
The follow-up to 2009's "Everybody" will be released on Jan. 24, 2012, through Cabin 24 Records/Mom + Pop Music.
Produced by David Kahne, the tracks on "Human Again" is described in a press release as "darker, impassioned songs" that "throw a wrench in Michaelson's reputation as the crafter of dainty love songs." "Ghost," which is streaming at EW.com, finds Michaelson exploring a more mature sound and singing, "I'm a ghost, haunting these halls/Climbing up walls that I never knew were there."
"The album is called 'Human Again' because it's taken me a very long time to be happy," explains Michaelson in a release. "The music on this album might surprise some people. I was really singing out, physically; I was writing about a really dark time in my life."
"Human Again" marks her fourth official full-length since the 2006 release of her Cabin 24 debut, "Girls and Boys." "Everybody" peaked at No. 18 on the Billboard 200 upon its Aug. 2009 release. More HERE.