Back In My Body

Album: Heard It In A Past Life (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • After a video of Maggie Rogers impressing Pharrell Williams with her song "Alaska" in a class at N.Y.U. went viral in 2016, it launched her career in a wave of media attention. Rogers got a record deal, released her first EP, and embarked on her first tour soon after graduating, which was a dream come true but also a challenge: Rogers faced expectations that threatened to compromise her unique voice - the one that Pharrell told her was so important. "Back In My Body" was one of the songs she wrote during this whirlwind time to help process everything that happened to her; it ended up being the last track on her first full-length album, Heard It In A Past Life, which was released in 2018.
  • In a documentary following Rogers on tour in Alaska in 2017, she explained: "Being 'back in my body' means being able to do the things I love, but do them in the way I love. And in my way, and in my time. Giving myself the opportunity to just be me."
  • Rogers produced this song with Greg Kurstin, who worked on six songs on the album.
  • This soundtracked Google's annual "Year in Search" commercial in 2019.

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