Maggie Rogers Announces New Album “Don't Forget Me”, Premieres Title Track on BBC Radio 1
American singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers has announced her third studio album “Don't Forget Me” will be released on April 12, 2024 via Debay Sounds and Capitol Records.
The album is her first LP in two years since the 2022 album “Surrender” and comprises a 10-track.
She wrote the album over the course of five days in late 2022, early 2023.
This time, she worked with producer Ian Fitchuk and recorded the album at Electric Lady Studios in New York.
Maggie Rogers said of the album, “I wanted to make an album that sounded like a Sunday afternoon. Worn in denim. A drive in your favorite car. No make up, but the right amount of lipstick. Something classic. The mohair throw and bottle of Whiskey in Joan Didion's motel room. An old corvette. Vintage, but not overly Americana. I wanted to make an album to belt at full volume alone in your car, a trusted friend who could ride shotgun and be there when you needed her.”
She continued, “Eight of the ten songs were written with my sole collaborator and teammate on this album, Ian Fitchuk. The other two songs I uncovered on my own and were the product of my long friendship with Lee Foster, the Electric Lady manager who, in the days before Christmas, realized I was on a roll and gifted me an extra day of studio time to keep working and catching the songs coming through my hands.”
- She added, “Ian and I co-produced the album together, and he plays most of the instruments on the album,” Rogers continued. “He's such an amazingly gifted player and feeler, and has become an even better friend. We had never worked together before this record, but in late November of 2022, I had a whispering feeling that we could make something interesting together and I DM'd him out of the blue wondering if he'd be open to give it a shot. I'm so grateful he said yes. These songs and session days are a record of our first time meeting in person, and it's so exciting to feel that we've only just scratched the surface.”
From the album, she premiered the album title on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
Maggie Rogers said of the song, “Last week, I announced the first single off my new album. It's called 'Don't Forget Me.' After an entire summer of playing this song live it feels GOOD to finally be feeling the levity of release. The song is a rough journal entry about going to a bunch of friends' weddings and feeling so happy for them, but also realizing that I'm very simply in a different place in my life.”
She continued, “I've joked with my friends that it's a song about having low expectations, but really I think it's about craving simple baselines - a good lover or someone that's nice to me. When it comes down to it, our memories and relationships are all we have. I don't have a lot of asks, but I want my time spent on this earth to add up to something. For it all to be worth it in the end. I think remembering someone can be the greatest form of loving because we remember, the love lives on in us. When I'm standing at the end of my life, I hope a lifetime of accumulated love is what I'm left with.”
She added, “I think it's inherent that we give and take from each other. And that even with all the best intentions there can be some destruction too-take my money, wreck my Sundays. There are simple things I think we'd all give up for love. I think it's just about wanting our sacrifices or suffering to be meaningful. To have it all not be forgotten. Don't forget me.”
- source : BBC Radio 1