Maggie Rogers releases video for ‘Dog Years’ filmed at her old summer camp

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

Matt Ralph

Matt Ralph

I'm the editor of Summer Camp Culture and also blog at and I live in the Philadelphia area and went to camps and camp meetings growing up in Ohio, Maryland and New Jersey.

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