Today, internet sensation Maggie Rogers
released a new documentary entitled Back In My Body.
The clip explores life after viral success, what it means to the singer, and how she intends to maintain it, because let's be real, the bar for Rogers is set pretty
Switching back and forth between digital and grainy film, the documentary takes place mainly in Alaska, which, if you don't know, is the setting that inspired her breakout song also called "Alaska." "When I first came to Alaska I was 19, I had just finished my freshman year of college. I was just really confused. There was a lot changing in my life. I just walked through a lot of what I was thinking about. This song is sort of my way of giving gratitude to this experience that had such a profound impact on my life," Rogers explained.
After touring and then taking some time to sleep it off and hang out with her dog, Rogers was asked to perform at the University of Alaska at the end of last year, open to the public, which was enticing. Then that led to another show in Alaska, her first acoustic show in four years, with just the singer, her guitar, and her friends from college.
During all of this, fans get to see behind-the-scenes footage of the Maryland-born singer rehearsing, performing, and hiking. Rogers in her natural habitat, basically. Her attitude throughout the entire doc is nothing short of infectious - she's a ball of energy and happiness and her gratefulness is apparent. "I feel like the luckiest person in the world," she says. "...There's just nothing I love more than making music, and I hope that will always come through." The whole thing is wildly quotable really, and proves just how wise beyond her years she is, "you never want to disappoint people but you also just can't be anything other than who you are." Later on she says, "it's my job to feel things fiercely, and it's my job to be present."
As Rogers runs around with a big fat smile on her face for nearly the entire documentary, you can't help but be happy for her. It's clear that this is a woman with substance and excellence. During the film she says that half the record was about done, so let's hope for some new material soon.