Maggie Rogers Soars with New Song "Dog Years"

Maggie Rogers Soars with New Song "Dog Years"

The "Alaska" follow-up is just as brilliant, and shows promise for the artist on the rise.

The "Alaska" follow-up is just as brilliant, and shows promise for the artist on the rise.

Text: Ian David Monroe

Maggie Rogers follows up her viral debut “Alaska” with the down tempo “Dog Years,” which proves she’s more than a one hit wonder. The song, while not as plucky as its predecessor, still follows a similar formula: natural sounds meet electronic composition to create something that exists in neither field. The closer you listen, and the more you listen, the more you uncover sounds that at once feel familiar and foreign. This is only one of the many things that make Maggie Rogers an artist to watch, and a refreshing force in an often repetitive pop landscape.

On the track, Rogers released the following statement:

"Dog Years is about a day I skipped class to stay in bed and make frozen pizza with a boy I loved.

Dog Years is about dance parties in the kitchen.

Dog Years is about chocolate milk and the Tompkins Square dog park.

Dog Years is about a thank you note.

Dog Years is about change, about loving and leaving and still loving, about trusting yourself, about trusting the universe, about being a good friend and never having enough time."

When considering the fact that she was a writer and music journalist before stepping to the spotlight, the poetic quality of her words isn't all that surprising. (She's also fond of posting prose on Instagram.)

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Her debut album is expected February 2017 on Capitol Records. Listen to "Dog Years" below.

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