Staying Shady with Maggie Rogers

Staying Shady with Maggie Rogers

Music's brightest rising star isn't afraid to get a little shady. Watch the latest video from our series with Alain Mikli.

Music's brightest rising star isn't afraid to get a little shady. Watch the latest video from our series with Alain Mikli.

Text: William Defebaugh

The story of Maggie Rogers's ascension to notoriety in music has all the qualities that legends are made of. In 2016, her debut track "Alaska" went viral after a video surfaced of a stunned Pharrell hearing it for the first time during an NYU Master Class in which Rogers was his student. The song quickly heralded the singer as the next folk-pop indie darling to know now—and rightfully so. Listening to her music for the first time comes with that unique experience that diehard music-lovers are constantly longing for: hearing a sound that is truly unlike anything you've heard before.

All of this buzz culminated in the release of Rogers's critically-acclaimed debut EP, Now That The Light Is Fading, in February—a five-song body of work that expands on her signature sound she introduced with "Alaska." Following its overwhelming success and a few late night television performances, Rogers spent 2017 largely on the road, embracing tour life and playing sold-out shows and festivals the world over (traveling as far as Tokyo and Australia). She will finish out the year with one more performance—in Alaska, no less—while she takes time to reflect and work on new music.

For proof that her hectic year didn't cost her her cool, just watch the next video in our Shady series with Alain Mikli below—and look out for her feature in our September Music Issue.

DISCOVER ALAIN MIKLI AT BARNEYS.COM.

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