Maggie Rogers, who, in her breakout song “Alaska,” fords “icy streams” and evokes the tranquility of lush forests, has often been described as “woodsy.” And while she retains her outdoorswoman spirit on her new song “Fallingwater,” the woods are no more.
Rather than film her new music video among mossy timbers or along the banks of a burbling creek (as with “Alaska”), Rogers, along with the video’s director—Rogers’ friend and frequent collaborator Zia Anger—chose the the Imperial Sand Dunes in California as a backdrop. Draped in a red jumpsuit, Rogers dances and twists in a series of choreographed gusts, twirls and tai chi-like power moves, juxtaposing the miles and miles of sandy sameness. This setting makes for a striking scene-scape and shows us Rogers can adjust to any climate, be it Alaskan tundras or Arabian-like deserts. You can watch the whole video below.
Former Vampire Weekend instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij is also a producer on “Fallingwater,” which was released last week. It’s Rogers’ first new music of the year. Keeping busy, Rogers is also touring with Haim this summer on the European leg of their Sister Sister Sister tour—more about that here.
This past weekend, Rogers also caught the attention of The National at Boston Calling Festival, and she joined them on stage for a rendition of “I Need My Girl.” You can watch that performance go down right here.