American singer-songwriter and record producer Maggie Rogers has released her new single, “That’s Where I Am” off her upcoming album “Surrender.”
Maggie Rogers’ big break came when her song “Alaska” was played to Pharrell Williams during a master class at New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
Rogers’ EP, Now That the Light Is Fading, was released on February 17, 2017. She released her major-label debut album, Heard It in a Past Life, in January 2019. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200.
In April 2019, Rogers covered the Taylor Swift song “Tim McGraw” as a Spotify Single. She told Rolling Stone, “This song so distinctly belongs to one of – I think, personally – the greatest living songwriters.”
Rogers made her television debut on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on February 15, 2017, Saturday Night Live debut on November 3, 2018, and Today Show debut on July 12, 2019.
Rogers cites Carrie Brownstein, Patti Smith, Kim Gordon, and Björk as her musical inspirations, while prominent singers Brandi Carlile and Sharon Van Etten – whom she calls her “musical big sisters” – have become mentors.
She guested with Dead & Company, performing “Friend of the Devil” and “The Weight” on November 1, 2019, at Madison Square Garden.
Maggie Rogers was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2019. She is currently a graduate student at Harvard Divinity School.
Rogers performed during the 2020 Democratic National Convention, appearing remotely from Scarborough, Maine due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. She was introduced by Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives and 2020 US Senate candidate from Maine Sara Gideon.
On November 13, 2020, Rogers collaborated with Phoebe Bridgers on a cover of the Goo Goo Dolls’ 1998 single “Iris”, which Bridgers said she would make if Donald Trump lost the 2020 United States elections. The song was released as a one-day exclusive on Bandcamp and was downloaded 28,000 times, with all proceeds going to Fair Fight Action.
Despite only being available for purchase for one day, the song debuted at number one on the Digital Song Sales chart and number 57 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it both artists’ first entry on the latter chart. The song also charted in Australia, New Zealand, and Scotland.
On December 18, 2020, Rogers released Notes from the Archive: Recordings 2011-2016 via her label Debay Sounds. The album is a compilation of songs she wrote and recorded in the past ten years of her recording career. Some of the songs are from her independently released first two albums: The Echo and Blood Ballet.
Other songs are from her previously unreleased 2016 rock EP and a band she was previously in with Holden Jaffe, Del Water Gap. The album was released along with a deluxe version in which Rogers provides an auditory commentary talking through each stage of her music career that the songs in that section reflect.
On March 30, 2022, Rogers announced her newest album, Surrender, will be released on July 29, 2022.