Girls Chase Boys
Label: Ingrid Michaelson (Spirit Music)
A Great Big World's cameo might not appear until the penultimate "Over You," yet the fact that they're even on an Ingrid Michaelson album tellingly encapsulates the shift in style that Light Out represents for the singer. Subtly moving away from the coffeehouse intimacy that made her a platinum darling back in 2007, Michaelson has crafted a collection of tunes littered and laced with big, soaring choruses clearly inspired by the likes of Imagine Dragons, Grouplove and, yes, A Great Big World. Lead single "Girls Chase Boys" really drives this home, but so do "You Got Me" and "One Night Town."