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Ingrid Michaelson's New Music Video Gender Swaps An '80s Classic

The video homage to Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible" is getting mixed reactions from fans.

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Michaelson said of her decision:

'Girls Chase Boys' started out as a break up song but took on a deeper meaning as I continued writing. More than just being about my experience, its focus shifted to include the idea that, no matter who or how we love, we are all the same. The video takes that idea one step further and attempts to turn stereotypical gender roles on their head. Girls don't exclusively chase boys, we all know this. We all chase each other and in the end we are all chasing after the same thing: love."

Responses to the video were mostly very positive – with a few exceptions:

Compare the videos for yourself:

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Michaelson’s brand new album Lights Out is due to be released April 15th of this year.

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