During the pandemic, Maggie Rogers withdrew to northern Maine for inspiration for her latest album “Surrender.”
From the approximately 100 songs she composed for the album, it took her numerous months to choose the pieces that truly reflect the frantic intensity of her previous two years.
Her first single, “That’s Where I Am,” which she co-produced with Kid Harpoon, is effortlessly cool and catchy. In the music video, Rogers puts on the perfect outfit to struts throughout New York City. The song perfectly expresses the built-up irritations caused by the unprecedented pandemic.
Rogers followed up with “Want Want,” a song she co-wrote with her former bandmate Del Water Gap. Her hope is to allow listeners to escape a world of loneliness and darkness when they get too overwhelming. She released the final single, “Horses,” just weeks before “Surrender.”
The album symbolizes a physical surrender to the uncontrollable force of natural elements. Many of us turn to music as an escape when the world brings us down. Rogers appears to take solace in simple tunes, and her album, “Surrender,” demonstrates that.