There’s something vitally important about ‘the journey’ when it comes to Maggie Rogers. The catapult of success that came from those instantly-beloved tracks of 2017 EP ‘Now That The Light Is Fading’ saw her become a treasure the world wanted more from, a spotlight shining directly at the stage. That journey, the highs, the lows and what comes next rings through on ‘Light On’, a devastatingly honest confessional that shows why she’s about to reach a whole new level.
The layered and lush sounds that drew the world into Maggie’s is here and all-encompassing, an evolution of an artist finding what she wants to say. She's proudly owning where she is and doing so in emphatic fashion. The swooning ease and close warmth it radiates is palpable, pouring out a rawness that connects on every line. Whether it’s explaining how “I couldn’t stop it, tried to figure it out / everything kept moving and the noise got too loud” or “everyone around me saying you should be so happy now” - it’s a message that goes from the lows to hope in a matter of moments. Grounded, honest, real and unmistakably Maggie, it’s a bold declaration for an album that could very well be one of 2019’s most defining.
The sound of what comes next, this is Maggie Rogers revealing the future.