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Maggie Rogers - Alaska

20:00 | Aug 24th, 2017

4 recommendations
Maggie Rogers had a breakthrough moment when she was a student at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute. Pharrell Williams visited to her class, and when he heard her song "Alaska," his reaction was dramatic, a...Show More


aliceko recommended:Feb 28th, 2019

Thanks @mm for reco. I LOVED this song and story. Can’t stop listening now.

mmFeb 28th, 2019

It's so good right? Thank @kyotea for the echo! Watch the video of her masterclass with Pharrell if you haven't yet:

alicekoMar 3rd, 2019

I watched the video too 😍

mm recommended:Feb 24th, 2019

Highly highly highly recommend this episode. It was incredible to hear from Maggie Rogers how she created her song Alaska over years of cumulative life experiences. I had to rewatch the video of her infamous masterclass with Pharrell. He says "her story is in the music" and "singular", which is exactly what she said in the episode! Here's the video for those interest:

kyotea recommended:Feb 24th, 2019

Love hearing from Maggie Rogers about how Alaska came to life prior to Pharrell's Masterclass video. I love this song!

mmFeb 25th, 2019

Thanks for echoing this episode @kyotea! I really enjoyed it too. I remember watching Maggie Rogers x Pharrell's masterclass video over and over again when I first stumbled on it, because I was so taken by her song. Hearing her describe her winding journey to make Alaska was incredible. I'm so happy to see she's finding success and is able to share her talent with the world.