Ingrid Michaelson Teams Up With ZAYN for New Song “To Begin Again”
- American singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson teamed up with former One Direction ZAYN to release a new song “To Begin Again” on March 17, 2021.
The song was premiered on Apple Music's Zane Lowe show. She wrote the song after Joe Biden won the presidential election.
“There was so much joy in my neighborhood. Pots and pans being banged out of windows. Horns and whistles. Clapping. Singing! The collective sigh of relief resonated with me in such a way that I had to get it out musically," Ingrid Michaelson said in a statement.
This marks the first collaboration between Ingrid Michaelson and ZAYN. She told Zane Lowe, “ZAYN's management had reached out to mine and said, '[He] is a big fan of Ingrid's and wants to work on something with her.' This was in January of 2020, and And I was like, 'ZAYN? Why does ZAYN want to work with me?...But, okay. Cool.'” She continued, “So, we reached out to him, and they immediately were like, 'Yeah. He loves it. He wants to do it.'”
“I've never spoken to him. We haven't communicated. I think he's a private guy. I think he does what he believes in,” she said. “And he doesn't do what he doesn't believe in. The fact that he chose to sing on my song is like extremely amazing. And the fact that he chose to do that now, especially knowing what I know about him, which is he is very elusive.”
- source : Apple Music