Maggie Rogers Shares Piercing New Song ‘Horses’

"Sometimes I think I’m singing to myself..."

Maggie Rogers has shared her new song ‘Horses’.

The songwriter’s incoming album ‘Surrender’ is out on July 29th, with singles such as the magnificent ‘That’s Where I Am’ blazing a trail.

Sessions took place in different localities, but it seems that England’s own Real World Studios was a fruitful base. Working alongside Kid Harpoon, the Bath complex birthed numerous songs on the record, including her new single.

‘Horses’ has an Americana lilt, a countrified take on pop songwriting that feels wholly organic. A warm bed for Maggie’s voice to lay on, the lyric seemingly emerged in one take, just a pure flow of expression.

Maggie comments…

“There’s been only a few, rare times in my life when two songs have appeared in the same day. And only one time when three songs came at once. This was the case with ‘Horses’. I was at Real World Studios with my dearest collaborator, Kid Harpoon. On day one, I sat down at the piano and he sat down at the drums and ‘Overdrive’ came pouring out. 

I knew immediately it would be the opening track of the record. We started day two with That’s Where I Am,’ caught ‘I’ve Got A Friend’ after lunch, and came back for ‘Horses’ after dinner and a glass or two of wine. Tom started playing guitar and immediately I started writing. I looked up to ask him what he thought and he simply said, ‘keep going.’ I wondered if maybe it was time to call it a night and he simply said, ‘keep going.’

When I finished the words, I suggested we record in the morning and he said, ‘give it one take.’ That take is ‘Horses.’  It’s a song about letting go. About wanting to feel free in a time where I felt an overwhelming amount of numbness. Sometimes I’m singing to a loved one, sometimes a friend. Sometimes I think I’m singing to myself. And I love that I can’t always tell the difference.

A truly masterful vocal, ‘Horses’ offers further illustration of Maggie Rogers’ unaffected artistry.

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