Maggie Rogers Premieres New Song “Want Want” on BBC Radio 1
American singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers premiered a new song “Want Want” on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Sian Eleri.
The song is the second single off of her upcoming sophomore album “Surrender”, following “That's Where I Am” released back in April.
It was written by Maggie Rogers, Thomas Hull and Samuel Holden Jaffe. Produced by Maggie Rogers, Kid Harpoon and Del Water Gap.
The accompanying music video was directed by Warren Fu, who filmed at a New York Koreatown karaoke bar and also directed her previous video for “That's Where I Am”.
Maggie Rogers said of the song in a statement, “'Want Want' started in Maine during the pandemic in a small studio assembled over my parents' garage. I wrote and produced it with my old bandmate, Del Water Gap. It was really just about the fun of it all. Some bubblegum world to escape to in the middle of the isolation and darkness.”
She continued, “The song found its final form over the next year and a half, editing and re-editing with Kid Harpoon until we found the perfect knock-your-teeth-out drums, the right growl of the guitar tone. That roaring synth, it's just a Prophet stock sound, but it always reminded me a little bit of the intro to 'Iron Man' by Black Sabbath. The right amount of bite that still invites you in. The video is about sensuality. About embodiment. About freedom. It was shot in in one of my favorite karaoke bars. Sticky floors and fluorescent lit bathrooms. Everything in its right place.”
The new album is set to be released on July 29, 2022. It is her first album in three years since the 2019 debut studio album “Heard It in a Past Life”.
- Maggie Rogers told Sian Eleri about the song, “It was intense to write I wrote all of it during the pandemic, and it's a directory that largely talks about joy and anger, a sort of like two types of emotions that are full bodied and take over yourself, but I thought I made an angry record. And when I listened back, it sounds really joyful. And I think I just needed to make a record that could bring these fantasies I was having to live with fantasies were often of like being at a tent at Glastonbury. There was this like real maybe it was because I was somewhere that was cloudy and was wet, but there was this real fantasy about like, feeling based in my collarbones and like having a beer spilled on my shoes, and getting to bring that to life on the record. I think that that's one of the real things you hear is there's there's really pronounced drums and it was because I was missing that physicality in such a subtle way.”
She first performed the song at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April.
She said, “I mean, so long one, specifically, but the whole record really, I was thinking about what I wanted to bring to the stage when we finally got back there. And what want I had, I was lucky to be able to play at Coachella and test it out. And feel that energy with the crowd for the first time. And that was a real moment, you know, something I had been dreaming about for so long.”
- source : BBC Radio 1