Discovering a new emerging talent may be one of the most exciting moments someone gets to be a part of in their lives, and recently, music mogul Pharrel Williams was graced to have one of those moments. In a recent feature for NYU music school, where he is one of the university’s artists-in-residence, Pharrell hosted a master class for music students at the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, listening to individuals projects and provided feedback and advice.
One of the students who was at the class was Maggie Rogers, and within the first few seconds of listening to her music (a track titled “Alaska”) Pharrell rose with excitement, overwhelmed by what he just heard, on the verge of crying while shaking his head in disbelief. As soon as the song concluded, all that could come out of the producer’s mouth was “WOW”, going on to compare her to some of the great artists like Wu-Tang Clan and Stevie Wonder, concluding by saying “I’ve never heard anyone like you before, and I’ve never heard anything that sounds like that. That’s a drug for me.”
Maggie Rogers is one of the newest emerging stars rising out of the musical world right now. The young Maryland native grew up as a banjo player, playing folk music with joy of being outside in her space, when she came to the recording school she kept with her folk roots, accompanied by her banjo.
After several years taking off of school to go learn abroad, she found dance music which inspired her “suddenly this thing that had been the most artificial and most unnatural, I finally felt the release of it.” Fusing her folk vibes into the dance energy she found in her travels. With sound effects meshing into a drum beat in the background, melding with soft tropical tones, and finally having her sexy voice providing deep vocals to a somewhat new-age tribal sound that this new artist discovered,
More information about this emerging artist is still coming to surface, as of now she only has one single (“Alaska”) released on soundcloud, hopefully more music will be released soon, and we can truly see what this gal can do. She may be one of the new sounds of the generation, so be sure to keep an eye out, she may be playing a show near you. Full review of her performances to come once she hits the stage.