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Maggie Rogers



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Maggie Rogers has stamped herself firmly as one to watch, a global star on the ascendency.  A senior at Clive Davis Institute in New York, she was on a writing hiatus, when earlier this year she penned ‘Alaska’ in just 15 minutes.   Her combination folk music meets electronica brought a tear to the eye of Pharrell Williams, in a YouTube video that quickly went viral.

Maggie joined the Capitol Records family, and is ready to lift the covers off the music video for debut single, ‘Alaska’.

The stats speak for themselves:

2.46 million streams on Soundcloud

170k+ likes on Facebook

16.5 million streams on Spotify

776k+ views on YouTube

16.2k followers on Instagram

13.6k followers on Twitter

Maggie has been featured on Pitchfork, Gorilla vs Bear, Stereogum, Billboard, Paste, Paper Magazine, Vogue and Marie Claire, has been played on BBC Radio 1 and was the #1 most played track on Triple J for weeks.

‘Alaska’ also hit #1 on the Spotify viral chart in Australia.

Maggie will be releasing more music in coming weeks.

Stream / download ‘Alaska’

Here’s a little bit about Maggie, by Maggie.

Dear listening ears/reading eyes,

For a long time I’ve introduced myself as a banjo player from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. I’m a hiker and an environmentalist. I’m an optimist.

 I’m loud.

I’m still those things, but I went quiet for a few years. I cut my long hair short. I got a cat named Cat Stevens. I fell in love. I moved to New York, to France, and back.

Inevitably, I found my space in the place between knowing who I was and finding out who I am.

I’m a producer, songwriter, and performer from Brooklyn. I’m an optimist.

I’m a feminist. I’m loud when I laugh. I’m freckled. I love my old jeans.

 I love pink eye-shadow.  I cry when I dance sometimes. I feel a lot, maybe too much, but in a song it always seems to be just enough.

The thing about songs is that no matter how far away I go, or how long I stay away, they always seem to find me. And as wild and unpredictable as they are, I’ve learned to trust them. I write to feel and sing ‘til I feel a new way.

I love the music most when it makes me feel human.

Feet on the ground, soft hair, standing with my friends and in three parts, singing. Feet off the ground, hair wild, moving to that perfect pulse that mimics your beat and mine.

Sometimes I think it’s magic – this thing we can’t see, but makes us all feel the same way. When it’s real, it raises hair and makes the air taste sweeter.

I want to make music forever. I want to tell the truth. I want to know how it feels to make the best art I’m capable of making.

I can’t promise I won’t change or that I won’t fall in love with new people or ideas that’ll change the way I see the world, but I can promise to be me.

To be messy. To be flawed.

To be honest. To be open.

To be human.

And of that, I won’t let you down.