Maggie Rogers

Heard It In A Past Life

2019

This album was released 13 weeks ago.

72% ±13% 12 reviews
# Song 4WIM
1 Give A Little
2 Overnight
3 The Knife
4 Alaska
5 Light On
6 Past Life
7 Say It
8 On + Off
9 Fallingwater
10 Retrograde
11 Burning
12 Back In My Body
Rating Source
72% 4WIM Rating
87% Consequence of Sound Since the release of that song in 2016, however, Rogers seems to have reached a new point of musical maturity, which has resulted in a more polished sound.
83% Nöjesguiden
80% New Musical Express Look at Sigrid selling out Brixton Academy without dropping an album, or Troye Sivan, who performed with Taylor Swift last year after she fell in love with his early EP ‘Trxye’.
80% DIY Magazine Raised on classical music, and with early forays into the world of folk, it was a year in Berlin that reportedly helped Maggie find her sound.
80% Clash Rogers proves this throughout 'Heard It In A Past Life', most notably on the runaway stand out track 'Light On' where infectious energy and choppy beats are enough to bob Rogers’ characteristically peppy vocals over some of the prettiest melody you are likely to hear this year.
80% Exclaim! Music Up until piano ballad "Past Life," Heard It in a Past Life is a record in constant forward motion, its music mimicking the rollercoaster ride that's been Rogers' career since she brought Pharrell Williams to tears in a viral video in the spring of 2016.
79% Paste Magazine As Pharrell more or less said upon hearing that first cut of “Alaska” (which now boasts almost 70 million Spotify streams and club remixes for days), Maggie Rogers is singular.
75% The Line of Best Fit
60% The Skinny Major label debut Heard It In a Past Life does a good – but not complete – job of summarising those hectic emotions, featuring plenty of those stellar breakout hits.
60% Irish Times Growing up in rural Maryland, playing the harp at seven and the banjo shortly after, Rogers had very little knowledge of pop music until a few years ago when, as a senior at NYU, she performed a pop song (Alaska) as part of a songwriting master class held by Pharrell Williams.
60% The 405 She may have broken to relative stardom in a modern way yet the music presented on her awaited debut Heard It In A Past Life feels deep rooted in nostalgic Americana, a wash of soft palette colours.
40% The Guardian Unfortunately, what made Rogers stand out – a warmly idiosyncratic voice and a strong grasp of melody made less conventional with looping samples and unexpected beats – is still best showcased by her 2017 EP, Now That the Light Is Fading.