Funny how an artist like this could escape our attention from August of 2017 (NPR Tiny Desk concert) to now (see today, June 14, 2021). You may already know this artist. Some beat us to the punch. Thanks again to the not-so-random YouTube algorithms, the math that adds, Boygenius to Olivia Rodrigo giving us Maggie Rogers. According to the Google actuarial wizards, you kept us waiting this long so Maggie could amass a net worth of 3MM. Well, never too late for Cool Media, LLC music scouts for talent as magnificent as Maggie Rogers. One view of the Falling Waters SNL official video should be sufficient. Anyone not moved may decide to move on to another website with our fond farewells.

Now at the end of 2022 and the beginning of 2023, we meet Maggie again on Instagram and notice that she has shed most of her long hair for a very chic and fetching pixie cut. While making her new release Surrender, Rogers (now a Harvard University master’s graduate) spent time exploring the existential concept of surrendering to inner truth and wisdom. 

We heard what Pharrell noticed at NYU when he spent a week mentoring students like the precocious, Maggie Rogers. Alaska was the demo track, that Pharrell listened to with Maggie in the NYU music studio. Here is a sample of their early interaction. 


Maggie Rogers – Alaska (Live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)



CR’s Take

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Maggie Rogers – Light On (La Blogothèque – Live in Paris)


vlad-kutepov-green tropical grass with moisture-unsplash

Maggie Rogers – folk / Alaska (Pharrell’s feedback)


2016 Pharrel feedback at Pharrell Williams Masterclass with Students at NYU Clive Davis Institute


Maggie Rogers Performs ‘Burning’


Maggie Rogers performs a song from her album, ‘Heard It On A Past Life,’ with accompaniment from Jon Batiste.



Maggie Rogers – Fallingwater (Live On Saturday Night Live 2018) [Official Video]



This is pure incantation. Gestalt therapy. The voice. Dance in perfect step with the rhythm. Watch her face at the end. She is pure. No artifice, instinct, talent, inspiration.


Maggie Rogers – “Say It” (Live On The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon / 2019)



Maggie Rogers – Give A Little (Reading + Leeds 2018


Maggie Rogers perform Give A Little at Reading + Leeds 2018. Visit the Reading + Leeds 2018

Maggie Rogers – Hinterland 2019


Setlist: 0:00 Intro 1:02 Give A Little 5:40 Burning 10:18 Say It 14:09 Overnight (partial) 17:10 On + Off 22:19 Dog Years 27:07 The Knife 31:28 Retrograde (partial) 32:00 Back In My Body 36:18 Alaska 41:00 Light On 45:23 MAGS FOR PRESIDENT (seriously though, register to vote!) 45:49 Falling Water Music by Maggie Rogers Gear used: iPhone X, DJI Osmo Mobile 2

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