Maggie Rogers Knows What She Want-Wants

Maryland-hailing, New York-based singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers has just dropped her throbbing new single Want Want from her forthcoming sophomore record Surrender, which drops on 29th July via Capitol, and boy is it a welcome, raw storming summer tune.

Maggie Rogers @ Brixton Academy (Kalpesh Patel)

Maggie Rogers @ Brixton Academy (Kalpesh Patel)

 
Says the 28-year-old of the new single: “Want Want started in Maine during the pandemic in a small studio assembled over my parents’ garage. I wrote and produced it with my old bandmate, Del Water Gap. It was really just about the fun of it all. Some bubblegum world to escape to in the middle of the isolation and darkness. The song found its final form over the next year and a half, editing and re-editing with Kid Harpoon until we found the perfect knock-your-teeth-out drums, the right growl of the guitar tone. That roaring synth, it’s just a Prophet stock sound, but it always reminded me a little bit of the intro to Iron Man by Black Sabbath. The right amount of bite that still invites you in. The video is about sensuality. About embodiment. About freedom. It was shot in one of my favorite karaoke bars. Sticky floors and fluorescent lit bathrooms. Everything in its right place.”
You can check out the the Warren Fu-directed video below:

In her follow-up to 2019 debut Heard It In A Past Life, with both Want Want and That’s Where I Am, Rogers seems to promise a departure from her beat-laiden folksy first outing (think Retrograde, Alaska) with dreamy, synth-laden pounding beats that will, no doubt, make for louder and dancier live shows. She’s also sporting a pixie cut which she rocks ridiculously well.
Maggie Rogers @ Brixton Academy

Maggie Rogers @ Brixton Academy (Kalpesh Patel)

Rogers brings Surrender to UK and European stages this Autumn with her Feral Joy tour, kicking off proceedings on Halloween with a show in Leeds, rounding out her UK-leg with a massive London show at the city’s historic Alexandra Palace venue where only a few years ago she was the opening act for Californian sisters Haim.
Maggie Rogers @ Alexandra Palace (Kalpesh Patel)

Maggie Rogers @ Alexandra Palace (Kalpesh Patel)

Maggie Rogers’ UK and Ireland tour dates are:
 
 
OCTOBER31st: Leeds, O2 AcademyNOVEMBER1st: Glasgow, O2 Academy
2nd: Dublin, Olympia Theatre
4th: Birmingham, O2 Academy
5th: Manchester, O2 Victoria Warehouse
7th: Bristol, O2 Academy
8th: Brighton, Dome
10th: London, Alexandra Palace
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