Three and a half years have passed since Maggie Rogers entered the big league with Heard it in a past lifean album that peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart and earned the singer/songwriter/producer a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.
The Maryland native returns with Surrendera set spanning a dozen tracks, including lead single “That’s Where I Am,” which led Billboard’s Alternative Airplay Chart last month and featured on former POTUS Barack Obama’s 2022 Summer Playlist and “Want Want,” which she recently performed live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Surrender is co-produced by Rogers and Kid Harpoon and was recorded in three locations – her folks’ garage in Maine; New York’s Electric Lady Studios; and Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in South West England.
Many of the events LP chronicles take place in NYC, she explained in a statement last month. “The closeness and pleasure of just staring at strangers. That’s how a night could unfold. Events that interrupt your day instead of having to consciously and deliberately make every decision,” she continued. “I longed for someone to sweat on me. Spill their beer on my shoes. Be too high for me to see at the concert. The city’s music and attitude was a big inspiration for the record.”
Rogers is booked to perform at the iHeartRadio Music Festival, Sept. 24 in Las Vegas, with tour dates in the UK and Europe in support of Surrender starts Oct. 31 at the O2 Academy in Leeds, England.
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