- 31 Mar 22
Maggie Rogers’ second album Surrender will arrive on July 29th.
The wait will soon be over for Maggie Rogers’ next album, Surrender.
The new LP, which was announced last night, follows on from her debut album Heard In a Past Life. The acclaimed long player reached #2 on the Billboard 200 chart in 2019, also earning Rogers a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist. The 27-year-old's big break came when her song 'Alaska' was played to Pharrell Williams during a masterclass at New York University's Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
The Maryland native's new 12-track project was written during pandemic lockdowns and recorded in a number of locations ranging from Electric Lady Studios in New York City, to Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios near Bath, to her parents’ garage.
A statement about the album describes how it “fully captures the frenetic intensity of the last two years of her life, bringing her bracing honesty to stories of anger and peace and self-salvation, transcendence through sex and freedom through letting go.
“Allowing herself abundant space to examine and embody the most complex emotions, Rogers’ fierce, unflinching vulnerability ultimately alchemizes all that heightened feeling into her most joyful output yet: a body of work built for the sweaty immediacy of live performance, raw and revelatory and primed for shared abandon.”
The new trailer for the album features black and white footage of Rogers combined with frenetic images of cityscapes and backwards flowing waterfalls. The video features a spoken word poem from the singer that may or may not be a taste of some lyrics from the album.
The performer released Notes From The Archive: Recordings 2011-2016 last year.
Maggie Rogers new album Surrender is out on July 29th Via Capitol Records and is available for pre-order here.
Revisit the American singer-songwriter's 2019 chat with Hot Press.