At the beginning of this year, Pharrell-cosigned singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers delivered her anticipated debut album, Heard It in a Past Life. Now, several months after the arrival of the aforementioned project, the popular songstress is back with her first new single since Heard It in a Past Life‘s arrival, “Love You For A Long Time.”
According to Maggie Rogers, the majority of today’s record was originally put together before some of the songs that ended up on her first LP. “Those last days of finishing Heard It In A Past Life were such vivid and vital creative moments for me,” she shares via an official press statement. “I was dreaming up a future – for my music, for my life – and the possibilities felt endless. For various reasons … the song was left unfinished and unrecorded, but it always stuck with me and I’ve found its melody weaving in and out of my brain for the last year and a half. Since then, a lot has changed in my life, but one of the biggest changes has been my relationship with my band. I’ve been playing with most of my band for about three years now and over the course of touring this record we’ve become real adopted family. As we set out on our biggest tour yet this fall, I wanted to bring new work to our stage and give this song I love so much an arrangement that showcased the deep personal and creative bonds I’ve formed with these special people in my life.”
“I wrote a bridge, finished the song, and recorded it in LA in August,” Rogers continues, revealing how she ended up with the final product of “Love You For A Long Time.” “I produced it with my trusted friend and collaborator Ricky Reed, with some arrangement help from the brilliant Nate Mercereau on bass and guitar. It’s a song about love in all its forms — romantic love, the love I feel for my friends, the love I feel for my band, and the love I’ve shared with all of you. I wanted it to sound like the last days of summer. I wanted it to sound as wild and alive as new love feels.”
You can check out Maggie Rogers’ new single “Love You For A Long Time” above.
For more, revisit Maggie Rogers’ 2017 cover of The xx’s “Say Something Loving.”