Album: Give A Little- Single
Artist: Maggie Rogers
Label: Capitol Records
Non-Airable Tracks: NONE
Description: I first heard Maggie Rogers’ “Give A Little” when she opened for HAIM at Red Rocks this summer. I was so inspired by her authenticity and the musicality that she displays on stage. She has killer dance moves, an incredible voice, and a talented backing band. She played a multitude of new songs for us, and the one that stood out the most was “Give A Little”, so I’m happy it’s the latest single. The song starts with a pulsing drum beat and a synth line that ebbs and flows so beautifully. Maggie’s vocals carry a beautiful tune telling us the story of connecting with other humans as authentically as possible. When the pre-chorus starts, the percussion comes in on the off-beats and can get everyone grooving along. This song had impeccable production and the balance of her vocals and the harmonies, with the synths and percussion are exquisite. I feel connected to Maggie through all of her music, but especially this song. She seems to understand humans deeply and is empathetic of others struggles. This song combines her love of folk music and dance music, and I absolutely love it. The music video is also incredible, and makes me want to learn how to skateboard and dance with my girl gang!
A highlight of the night I saw her at Red Rocks was when the crowd pulled out the lights on their phones for a slower song of hers. She was completely caught off guard and got choked up, and it felt so genuine. She is at the beginning of her music journey, and I am so excited to follow her and see where she goes. If you want to learn more about her, I would highly recommend her Song Exploder episode, where she dives deep into the song that put her on the map, “Alaska”. Maggie Rogers is also playing the Van Buren on October 21st, 2018, and her show is not one to miss!
Sounds Like: folk songwriting combined with house music beats, too original to compare to anyone
“Give A Little”- an amazing track you can play at a party or a casual hangout
Reviewer’s Name: Amanda Chesin
Date of Review: 9/29/2018