Maggie Rogers' name hasn't stopped coming up on music blogs since she stunned Pharrell with a "rough" version of her track "Alaska". In the video, she revealed that the song still needed some additional mixing and mastering, however that didn't stop it from completely wowing Pharrell who was not only left somewhat speechless, but also had zero critiques for the budding artist.
Rogers, who has been playing folk music all of her life, blends characteristics of both dance music and the delicacies of folk music on "Alaska", which she says reflects a meditative quality that she gets from hiking and dancing. For Rogers they’re two polar opposite things when thinking about them from a distance, but she feels that her experiences with both of them in the last three years have turned them into a mental health thing, a grounding process.
As the track begins, what sounds like a soft-spoken soul begins to soar, liberated, as the record progresses. Rogers fuels a voice that’s as delicate and powerful as the nature she describes and samples in the track’s backbone.“Alaska” is an ear worm as infectious as it is earnest, and undeniably danceable.