Maggie Rogers is back with a brand new single.
The rising star has released “Fallingwater,” a new genre-bending tune that sounds like a grown-up version of the woodsy pop songs of her debut EP Now That The Light is Fading, which dropped last year. The new song was co-produced and co-written by former Vampire Weekend producer and multi-instrumentalist Rostam Batmanglij. Listen to “Fallingwater” below.
“Fallingwater” is a gently pulsing track that Rogers describes as both “a cry for help and a battle cry.” The track effortlessly fuses together the down-to-earth authenticity of folk music with the cool quality of electronic-pop for a song that modestly begins with deep, percussive beats and gradually builds like a strong current. Drawing comparisons to her earlier work, Rogers is just as intimate as she was on her previous tracks, with her mesmerizing, free-spirited vocals. This time she seems more certain of what she wants to say: “And it’s getting harder / I’m like falling water.” Even after a musical hiatus, Rogers still stands a songstress who demands attention.
In a statement on Twitter, Rogers explained how the song is a reflection on the last couple of years as a “song that celebrates rapid change and how simultaneously scary and electric it can feel.”
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— Maggie Rogers (@maggierogers) May 23, 2018
The 24-year-old viral Internet sensation was first discovered back in February 2016 by jack-of-all-trades singer, songwriter, rapper, musician, and producer Pharrell, who was attending a Masterclass at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute. Rogers played Pharrell “Alaska,” a song she penned in just 15 minutes. The track stunned Pharrell, and a video of the Masterclass quickly went viral. The song has since racked up millions of plays on Spotify and SoundCloud, and became the lead single of Now That The Light Is Fading.
The Easton, Maryland native followed up with equally inspired second and third singles “Dog Years” and “On and Off.” Rogers’ music has a dream-like quality to it featuring upbeat tempos, shadowing the deeper meaning behind her lyrics making it the kind of music you can’t help but get lost in.
With only an EP under her belt, we’re hoping that “Fallingwater” is the first glimpse of what a full-length album from Rogers will be like.