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.