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Maggie Rogers burst onto the music scene in 2016 when a video of Rogers playing her song “Alaska” for Pharrell during a Masterclass at NYU’s prestigious Tisch School of the Arts went viral. Since then, Rogers has gone on to tour with Haim, release the EP Now That the Light Is Fading, play Madison Square Garden, and earn a spot as the musical guest during this season of Saturday Night Live. So, what happens when you accomplish everything on your bucket list? Make a longer list.
Much Creator Dan Rodo sat down with Rogers for 10 Questions in 10 Minutes, with the pair discussing Rogers’ recent high profile appearances, as well as her already stacked 2019, which includes the release of her major label debut album Heard In A Past Life, a headlining tour, and an appearance at Coachella.
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Refusing to subscribe to one genre, Rogers says “My music’s mine because I make it. I think it’s that simple.” Discussing her growing body of videos, many of which include Rogers and friends dancing their way through forests and suburban streets, the Maryland native says that the physicality of dancing helps her to create sounds in the recording studio. “It makes me so happy to feel music physically, because I feel it so much emotionally and the combo of those two gives me this big release.”
As for what Rogers has planned next, she’s open to whatever the universe throws at her. “I’m kind of in the realm of dreams you don’t say out loud, you know what I mean? Everything that I’m going through and getting to experience for the first time right now is so, so far past any expectation I ever had for my music or what my career as a musician would be like that I’m kinda just enjoying it.”
Maggie Rogers’ upcoming album Heard It In A Past Life, which features the singles “Give A Little” and “Fallingwater,” is set to be released later this month on January 18. Rogers, who credits Toronto as the city with the best music fans, is set to play the Six on March 20 and 21, Montreal on March 22, and Vancouver on April 17.