Album Review: Maggie Rogers – 
Heard it in a Past Life

Monday 07th, January 2019 / 13:47

By Sheena Antonios

Maggie Rogers – 
Heard it in a Past Life
Capitol Records

American, singer-songwriter, Maggie Rogers released her single “Alaska,” in October 2016. The song now holds 100 million global streams to date and is the lead single off her new album, Heard It In A Past Life. While Rogers’ previous work was released independently, her new full-length album is her major label debut. A new caliber of pop music, Heard it in a Past Life is cathartic, captivating and consistent; an extraordinary album that strives from start to finish. Rogers’ sound is the result of a desire to combine the folk music she heard growing up in Maryland with the dance music that later influenced her while living in France. Up-tempo for the most part, Heard it in a Past Life often stays true to the layered sounds, folk melodies and pop style of “Alaska,” while tracks like “Say It” offer range by possessing a sound reminiscent of ’90s R&B. Rogers’ transcendent vocals belt out thought-provoking lyrics with the album having an overall lyrical theme of reminiscing, revival and letting go of resentment.

Alongside the release of Heard it in a Past Life, Rogers will be on tour throughout North America and Europe in the New Year.