Maggie Rogers has announced her new album. The follow up to her 2019 debut Heard It in a Past Life is called Surrender and it’s out July 29 via Capitol. A trailer, co-directed by Rogers and Michael Scanlon, teases new music from the album. Watch it below.
The album was recorded in three locations: Electric Lady Studios in New York, Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios near Bath in England, and Rogers’ parents’ garage. Rogers offered a statement along with today’s announcement—the poem above the album’s trailer.
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When I’m angry or in love, I feel it in my teeth.
Strange harmonic buzzing.
Cuts through my hands.
My breast bone.
For a long time I fought it. Resisted. Held up my fists.
Tried to hold the current. Foolish.
I found peace in distortion. A chaos I could control.
Turned the drums up real loud hoping they could shock me back in.
Break the numbness.
Let the bright lights drag me out.
Do you fear what’s underneath? Is your jaw wound tight?
Do you ever want to bite?
And what if you did?
Sink your gums into a shoulder.
Of a lover.
Of a day.
Of a year.
We were 18. We were 23. I’m 27 now.
Here’s all I have. It’s yours to take.
Love. Hate. Anger. Feral joy.
This is the story of what happened when I finally gave in.
Can you let go?
Can you feel it all?
Can you –
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