MAGGIE ROGERS ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM, SURRENDER, OUT JULY 29
SURRENDER FOLLOWS HER 2019 CAPITOL RECORDS DEBUT ALBUM, HEARD IT IN A PAST LIFE,
WHICH EARNED ROGERS A BEST NEW ARTIST GRAMMY® NOMINATION
PRE-ORDER SURRENDER HERE
WATCH THE ALBUM TRAILER HERE
Today, GRAMMY® Award– nominated producer/songwriter/performer
In early 2020 – after multiple sold-out headline tours and major festival performances in support of Heard It in a Past Life – Maggie Rogers began the process of winding down and restoring her equilibrium, just as the world was thrown into upheaval. Longing to retreat to more remote surroundings, she relocated to the coast of Maine and completely cut herself off from the noise of the outside world.
She spent most of her time reading and resting and walking along the jagged cliffs, compelled by the fierce and unforgiving nature of the North Atlantic Ocean. As she immersed herself in deliberate stillness, Rogers eventually felt called to create music with the same sense of playful, open exploration and internal discovery that made her fall in love with writing and producing music back in high school. Channeling the ocean’s unruly energy, she soon arrived at the controlled chaos and ecstatic physicality that would come to define Surrender.
Over the course of 12 unfettered yet exactingly crafted tracks, Maggie Rogers 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.
Rogers recorded Surrender in three distinct locations – her parents’ garage, Electric Lady Studios in New York City and Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios near Bath, England. She gives a raw, poetic account of the internal journey that led her to Surrender in the striking album trailer, which she co-directed with Michael Scanlon. Watch HERE. In the clip, which includes a tantalizing snippet of new music, Rogers says,
When I’m angry or in love, I feel it in my teeth.
Strange harmonic buzzing.
Cuts through my hands.
My breast bone.
For a long time I fought it. Resisted. Held up my fists.
Tried to hold the current. Foolish.
I found peace in distortion. A chaos I could control.
Turned the drums up real loud hoping they could shock me back in.
Break the numbness.
Let the bright lights drag me out.
Do you fear what’s underneath? Is your jaw wound tight?
Do you ever want to bite?
And what if you did?
Sink your gums into a shoulder.
Of a lover.
Of a day.
Of a year.
We were 18. We were 23. I’m 27 now.
Here’s all I have. It’s yours to take.
Love. Hate. Anger. Feral joy.
This is the story of what happened when I finally gave in.
Can you let go?
Can you feel it all?
Can you –