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Maggie Rogers Mourns Lost Love on New Song “Horses”: Stream

A cut from Surrender, out July 29th

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Maggie Rogers, photo by Kelly Jeffrey
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    Maggie Rogers is back with “Horses,” another look at her upcoming album SurrenderListen to the single below.

    Rogers mourns lost love in “Horses,” her soft croon building to a whooshing, belted chorus. “Watch you go/ Cross the street/ Like a dream out my window/ Sucking nicotine down my throat/ Thinking of you giving head,” she sings. “See horses running wild I wish/ I could feel like that for a minute.”

    “I’ve never had a day in my life where I have written two songs at once. And I certainly have never had a day where I’ve written three,” Rogers explained on Apple Music 1. “Started out the day with ‘That’s Where I Am,’ came back after lunch and wrote, ‘I’ve Got a Friend.’ Came back after dinner and wrote ‘Horses.” And ‘Horses’ is a one take vocal… And so is ‘I’ve Got a Friend,’ but ‘Horses’ specifically, I was so… I started writing the song and I was like, ‘Ugh, I don’t want to do it.’ And Tom [Hull, aka producer Kid Harpoon] was like, ‘Finish it.’ And I was like, ‘No, I want to go to bed.’ He was like, ‘Finish it.’ And I finished it and he was like, ‘Okay, one vocal.’ And I was like, ‘Could you just do it in the morning?’ He was just like, ‘No, do it.’ And then that’s it.”

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    “Horses” is the third single from Surrenderfollowing the electronic-tinged “That’s Where I Am” and the bass-heavy “Want Want.” Co-produced by Rogers and Kid Harpoon, the artist has described the album as “stories of anger and peace and self-salvation” that exhibit “transcendence through sex and freedom through letting go.” The full project arrives July 29th via Capitol Records, and pre-orders are ongoing. Rogers’ last proper album was 2019’s Heard It in a Past Life, while in 2020, she shared the compilation Notes from the Archive: Recordings 2011 – 2016.

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