Maggie Rogers Announces Third LP Don’t Forget Me

GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter/producer/performer Maggie Rogers has announced the release of her third studio album Don’t Forget Me, dropping on 12th April. “I wanted to make an album that sounded like a Sunday afternoon,” explains Rogers in the letter below, which tells the story of the making of Don’t Forget Me. “Worn in denim. A drive in your favorite car. No make up, but the right amount of lipstick. Something classic. The mohair throw and bottle of Whiskey in Joan Didion’s motel room. An old corvette. Vintage, but not overly Americana. I wanted to make an album to belt at full volume alone in your car, a trusted friend who could ride shotgun and be there when you needed her.”

Maggie Rogers @ Glastonbury Festival 2023

Maggie Rogers @ Glastonbury Festival 2023 (Kalpesh Patel)
Maggie Rogers @ Glastonbury Festival 2023 (Kalpesh Patel)

The 29-year-old Maryland-hailing artist has also shared the LP’s title track – “an intimate reflection on the legacy we create through our relationships. The song’s accompanying video was filmed on Super 8 in Maine and unfolds with an organic energy akin to the album as it tracks the simple, reassuring rhythms of daily life. Check it out below:

She co-produced Don’t Forget Me with Ian Fitchuk (Kacey Musgraves, Maren Morris) at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, writing eight of its 10 songs with him and penning two alone. Shawn Everett (Brittany Howard, The War on Drugs) mixed. The album was mastered by Emily Lazar (Beck, Coldplay), who has mastered all of Rogers’ albums to date.

Rogers debuted Don’t Forget Me, The Kill and So Sick Of Dreaming during her sold-out Summer of ’23 North American headline tour, which brought her to iconic venues such as Red Rocks and the Hollywood Bowl as well as a sun-soaked Other Stage appearance at Glastonbury Festival. Additional songs were previewed during last month’s listening parties, which celebrated the 5th anniversary of the release of Heard It In A Past Life, her 2019 debut album.

Heard It In A Past Life entered Billboard’s Top Album Sales chart at No. 1 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. Now certified Gold by the RIAA, the album has sold nearly a million copies worldwide and accrued one billion combined global streams. Her 2022 follow up album, Surrender, also earned widespread praise.

Maggie Rogers @ Brixton Academy

Maggie Rogers @ Brixton Academy (Kalpesh Patel)
Maggie Rogers @ Brixton Academy (Kalpesh Patel)

Of Don’t Forget Me, Rogers says: “I have had so much fun at every stage of making this album. I think you can hear it in the songs. And I’m finding it’s sort of the key ingredient to making all of this really fly. This album was written over five days, two songs a day — three days in December 2022, two in January 2023. It was written in chronological order.”

She continues: “Some of the stories on this album are mine. And for the first time really, some of them are not. The moments that are mine feel like memories — glimpses from college, details from when I was 18, 22, 28 (I’m 29 now). In writing the album sequentially, at some point a character emerged. I started to picture a girl on a roadtrip through the American south and west. A sort of younger Thelma & Louise character who was leaving home and leaving a relationship, processing out loud, finding solace in her friends and in the promise of a new city and new landscape. I tried to capture her life with the intimacy of Linda McCartney’s photographs, spontaneous and open and free. She’s starting over, turning the page on a new chapter in her life. Some of the stories and details in the songs are from friends or from the news. Some I just completely made up, or rather, sort of flew out of me. Pen to paper. Fully formed. There they were. I think in this way, some of the deepest truths about my present were able to come forward. I wasn’t looking for them or digging them up, harvesting their stories before they had the chance to become fully grown. The truths about my life came from my deepest intuition. Things I wasn’t ready to say out loud to myself, but they found a place in the music.”

Maggie Rogers @ Glastonbury Festival 2023

Maggie Rogers @ Glastonbury Festival 2023 (Kalpesh Patel)
Maggie Rogers @ Glastonbury Festival 2023 (Kalpesh Patel)

Pre-order Don’t Forget Me HERE.

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