Maggie Rogers has announced the details of her new album: Surrender will be out on July 29 via Polydor. The follow-up to Rogers’ 2019 debut Heard It in a Past Life was recorded in three different locations – her parents’ garage, Electric Lady Studios in New York City, and Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios. The singer-songwriter co-produced the LP with Kid Harpoon. Watch a trailer for Surrender, which she co-directed with Michael Scanlon, below.
In the clip, which features a snippet of new music, Rogers says:
When I’m angry or in love, I feel it in my teeth.
Strange harmonic buzzing.
Cuts through my hands.
My breast bone.
For a long time I fought it. Resisted. Held up my fists.
Tried to hold the current. Foolish.
I found peace in distortion. A chaos I could control.
Turned the drums up real loud hoping they could shock me back in.
Break the numbness.
Let the bright lights drag me out.
Do you fear what’s underneath? Is your jaw wound tight?
Do you ever want to bite?
And what if you did?
Sink your gums into a shoulder.
Of a lover.
Of a day.
Of a year.
We were 18. We were 23. I’m 27 now.
Here’s all I have. It’s yours to take.
Love. Hate. Anger. Feral joy.
This is the story of what happened when I finally gave in.
Can you let go?
Can you feel it all?
Can you –
Back in November 2020, Rogers teamed up with Phoebe Bridgers for a cover of the Goo Goo Dolls’ ‘Iris’.
Surrender Cover Artwork: