A GRAMMY nomination hasn’t scared Maggie Rogers off from continuing to kill the music game! She has just dropped ‘Love You For A Long Time,’ and it is pure magic! If she wins for best new artist, it will be a title well earned!
‘Love You For A Long Time’ is a love song written about her fans, so if anyone ever asks you if anyone has written a song about you, you better answer “yes!” That aside, the song encompasses Rogers’ journey in music since the release of her debut album, Heard It In A Past Life.
Maggie On Writing ‘Love You For A Long Time’
On writing the new track, Maggie says: “I actually wrote most of ‘Love You For A Long Time’ the day before I wrote ‘Light On.’ Those last days of finishing Heard It In A Past Life were such vivid and vital creative moments for me. I was dreaming up a future – for my music, for my life – and the possibilities felt endless.” And boy was she right! The single serves as a reflection dedicated to how much her fans have thrusted her career forward. Maggie, the sky is the limit!
She continued: “For various reasons, but mostly scheduling, the song was left unfinished and unrecorded, but it always stuck with me and I’ve found its melody weaving in and out of my brain for the last year and a half. Since then, a lot has changed in my life, but one of the biggest changes has been my relationship with my band. I’ve been playing with most of my band for about three years now and over the course of touring this record we’ve become real adopted family. As we set out on our biggest tour yet this fall, I wanted to bring new work to our stage and give this song I love so much an arrangement that showcased the deep personal and creative bonds I’ve formed with these special people in my life.”
“So I wrote a bridge, finished the song, and recorded it in LA in August. I produced it with my trusted friend and collaborator Ricky Reed, with some arrangement help from the brilliant Nate Mercereau on bass and guitar.”
The Sweet Inspo Behind The Track
On the sound and meaning of the new single, Maggie shared: “It’s a song about love in all its forms — romantic love, the love I feel for my friends, the love I feel for my band, and the love I’ve shared with all of you. I wanted it to sound like the last days of summer. I wanted it to sound as wild and alive as new love feels.” And man, did she achieve it! This is one you truly have to hear for yourself.
You can download and stream ‘Love You For A Long Time’ here.
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