Ingrid Michaelson has shared an official video for 'Afterlife', another huge single from this year's 'Lights Out' album. Watch now, and check out what Ingrid and premiere-outlet BuzzFeed had to say about the treatment.
Where “Girls Chase Boys” was appealingly aloof, “Afterlife” is the opposite: warm, affectionate, dance-party-friendly. Inspired by her mother’s long battle with cancer (to which she sadly succumbed last month), the song is powerful and life-affirming. Ingrid says she aimed to capture the song’s carpe diem spirit by helping fans overcome their deepest fears. In one particularly moving vignette, Michaelson gives a makeover to a young woman struggling with her gender expression. “Maeve really amazed me,” Ingrid said of the girl, who was afraid her family wouldn’t accept her for who she really was. “Her transformation into the person who she wanted to be was beautiful. I am so appreciative for all the people who came out to be a part of the video.” “It’s a song celebrating life. It’s about overcoming any darkness in your heart and choosing to live in the present,” Michaelson said.