Leave the “Light on” for Maggie Rogers

The singer deals with fame on her new single.

It won’t be long until Maggie Rogers’ debut LP, Heard it in a Past Life, finally arrives on January 18. And while we count down to its release, the Pharrell Williams-endorsed singer-songwriter has dropped a brand-new single, “Light on.”

Co-written by Rogers and Kid Harpoon (who’s also worked with the likes of Harry Styles and Florence and the Machine), the track’s an upbeat folk-pop production that details the up-and-comer’s rise to fame. “Tried to slow it all down / Crying in the bathroom / Had to figure it out / With everyone around me saying / ‘You must be so happy now,’” she sings.

“This song is a letter to my fans about the last two years of my life,” Rogers said in a press statement. “There was so much change that happened so fast, I wasn’t always sure how to make all this stuff feel like me. I was really overwhelmed for a while, and scared, too. My life became so public so fast and there were times I wasn’t sure that this was all for me. But I never had doubts about the music. Every night I got on stage, I was reminded why I love doing this.”


Heard it in a Past Life follows 2017’s EP, Now that the Light is Fading, and will be released via Capitol Records.

Listen to “Light on” here:

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