Maggie Rogers | still from video
Watch Maggie Rogers’ soaring, sublime SNL debut
If only Saturday Night Live could book an XPN favorite as its musical guest every week. Maggie Rogers‘ debut album isn’t due out until January, but she’s already had a chance to grace the famous stage, appearing this past weekend as SNL’s first somewhat under-the-radar musical guest of the season and performing renditions of “Light On” and “Fallingwater,” both off her forthcoming album Heard It In A Past Life.
But with the whirlwind two years she’s had, Maggie Rogers is well on her way to becoming a household name. Rogers’ 2016 single “Alaska,” which she wrote for a class assignment at NYU, made her an overnight sensation when it was shared by musician and producer Pharrell Williams. It’s all been uphill from there for the singer-songwriter, who’s known for her unique brand of pop that stylistically blends her folk and R&B influences.
Watch video of both performances below. Heard It In A Past Life is out January 18 via Capitol Records and Maggie Rogers headlines The Fillmore on March 30. Each ticket purchase includes a physical copy of the new record; find more information on the XPN Concert Calendar.