I had to wait until lunch to write up today’s New Music Friday post because as soon as Maggie Rogers started teasing a new song drop for today earlier this week I knew it would be the topic of my post. However, even though the song released on streaming services at midnight the video didn’t drop until noon today. When possible I like to share the video because not everyone is on streaming services or on the same one, so I decided to wait to post until this afternoon.
I love Maggie Rogers and am super excited to have some new music by her. I’m very much looking forward to the full album release on July 29. It’s been three years since her last full length album Heard It in a Past Life, which was my favorite album of 2019. That’s not that long given the pandemic and also the fact that she’s currently finishing up a Master’s Degree at Harvard Divinity School. I’m definitely looking forward to hearing the rest of the album and also hoping for some tour dates soon.
Also as a little bonus I wanted to shout out the new Lucius album, Second Nature, that came out today. I’ve already written about two singles off it, but now that I’ve heard the whole thing I’m hear to tell you that it’s all fantastic. It’s a very disco dance record interestingly produced by Dave Cobb and Brandi Carlile. It’s a lot about the divorce between singer Jess Wolfe and the band’s drummer Dan Molad who are still making the band work, for now at least. There are some more ballad-y songs on the album. I do wish that they had put together the track list differently with sort of an A side dance motif and a B side ballad deal because listening to it through like I will whenever my LP arrives in the mail is a little bit of an emotional whiplash, but the songs are great. And hey with streaming you can create playlists of your own A and B sides.