Single Review – Maggie Rogers – On + Off

Maryland’s Maggie Rogers was unwittingly thrust into the viral spotlight last year via Pharrell Williams stunned faced and almost by accident, her career has took off. She certainly has the talent to justify what for her is totally unexpected praise and attention and with her initial singles she’s demonstrated a keen ear for simple melodies and musical fusions and a versatility to make it work. With ‘On + Off’ we hear her develop her sound even more with a song that features bolder samples and piano loops which are woven together into a melodic fabric with a subtle, but charged rhythm driving it. Maggie sings with a almost a folk swoon that exudes calm and control to balance against a busy instrumentation. Her talent is growing with each new track and this is just another landmark of it. 

Owen Riddle