Singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers – whose song “Alaska” became a massive hit when a video of Pharrell Williams reacting to the song went viral – released a music video today filmed at the summer camp where she wrote her first song.
The video for her song “Dog Years” shows Rogers singing into a microphone in various locations around the grounds of Wohelo Camps in Maine surrounded by a group of friends in rain gear. Rogers wrote her first song at the girls camp when she was a camper.
“My first song actually started as a joke,” she said in an interview with The Deli Magazine. “I was at an all girls summer camp and it was a particularly rainy summer. Stuck in our cabin deep in the woods with no electricity, my friends and I started making up a verse about how the rain was never going to stop and how our cabin would crumble in a big flood. When I came back to finish the song the next day, I started thinking about a time when it was sunny and thinking about a boy back home that I had been writing letters to that summer. When I started fusing emotion into the song, something just clicked.”
Check out the video below or on YouTube.
via Paste Magazine