Song Exploder

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


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 exa...Show More

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...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 😍