For those of you who have yet to hear about Maggie Rogers, that's all about to change. When "Happy" icon and The Voice coach, Pharrell Williams, hosted a master class at NYU as part of the school's artist in residence series last spring, he was completely blown away when singer-songwriter and student, Rogers, played her track "Alaska". Williams was invited to give feedback on students' work, and his response to Rogers' was pure appreciation. Impressed by the dance-y folk song, he said, "Wow. I have zero, zero, zero notes for that."
Since then, Maggie Rogers fans have been waiting patiently for the day she would announce an EP, and possibly have the chance to see her live. For those interested in genuine talent, charming vocals, heart-wrenching beats, refreshing songwriting, and a humbleness that is undeniable, that day has come. Rogers will embark on a spring headlining tour across North America in March, just after her Now That The Light Is Fading EP release on February 17. The five-track record will feature already-released singles, the Pharrell-approved "Alaska" and "Dog Years", which debuted last month and is, according to its creator about the following:
"Dog Years is about change, about loving and leaving and still loving, about trusting yourself, about trusting the universe, about being a good friend and never having enough time."
The remaining three yet-to-be-heard tracks, "Color Song", "On + Off" and "Better" have us on the edge of our seat for three days after Valentine's Day.
Joining the ranks of quirky female musicians like Bishop Briggs, Lorde, and Angel Olsen, Maggie Rogers is a newcomer to the world of fearless songbirds who wear their hearts on their sleeve.
4/11 - New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
Tickets onsale today, December 16, at 12 p.m. ET