Maggie Rogers is a pop/folk singer-songwriter whose big break came when her song “Alaska” was played to Pharrell Williams during a master class at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Music. She signed to Capitol Records and released her EP, Now That The Light Is Fading in 2017. Her debut studio album Heard It In A Past Life came out January 2019 and was critically acclaimed. She garnered a Best new artist nomination at the 2020 Grammys. On December 18, 2020, Maggie released Notes From The Archive: Recordings 2011-2016, a compilation album of songs she wrote and recorded as a teen/young adult before she was signed.
I had heard her single “Light On” last year but had not listened to the album. I first listened to Heard It In A Past Life a few months ago. I was shook to say the least. The album is immaculate. JFC. Now wonder she got a Grammy nomination. This album gets played daily for me. It’s just that good. My favorite song off the album is “Say It”.
The new album she put out today is a compilation album, but it’s good too. Notes From The Archive: Recordings 2011-2016 shows her songwriting journey from when she was in high school with her band up until right before she got famous. My favorites from this album include: “New Song”, “Wolves”, and “Satellite”.
Maggie Rogers is definitely a star on the rise and I’m excited to see what she does next.
All her music can be streamed on Spotify, YouTube, YouTube Music, Pandora, and Apple Music.