POSTPONED: This event has been postponed. No date is set for rescheduling, but we hope to host Maggie on her next visit to Boston.
Moderated by Erin Barra, Associate Professor, Songwriting
Join us for an intimate conversation with visiting artist Maggie Rogers. “Alaska”, the producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist's debut single, charted in Spotify’s Viral 50 in 40 countries and hit #1 in 23 countries. With more than 20 million global streams to-date on Spotify, it earned Rogers a place on the Spotify Best of 2016 and set the stage for widespread international acclaim.
An unfinished version of her song “Alaska” introduced Rogers to an unexpectedly wide audience. The young artist, who grew up playing banjo in Maryland, was working on her music at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU. She played an early version of the song during a Masterclass taught by Grammy Award-winning producer Pharrell Williams. After it was posted on YouTube, acclaim began pouring in from a dizzying number of media outlets, including Pitchfork, Slate, NPR, BBC, The Washington Post, Nylon, Stereogum, and more. Spin declares the song “blends folk, electronic, and pop music sensibilities to form an entirely new hybridized sound,” while Paste calls it “hauntingly beautiful.” Maggie's debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading was subsequently released in February 2017 via Capital Records.
Rogers will visit during a stop on her first-ever North American headline tour, which sold out more than two months in advance of its launch.