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Premiere: Ingrid Michaelson Helps Fans Face Their Fears In "Afterlife" Video

This is what living in the moment looks like.

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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.

"I had been going through a rough time in my life and needed to write something that would lift me up," Michaelson told BuzzFeed News. "I wanted to write an anthemic, joyful song that celebrated life."


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."

Join Ingrid and a few lucky fans in "Afterlife" by watching the full video now.

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You can buy her album Lights Out here.