Art pop singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers is back with her latest track “That’s Where I Am,” the lead single off her upcoming album Surrender.
Maggie Shares Her Story on “That’s Where I Am”
It’s been a while since we last got to listen to new Maggie Rogers music. One year and four months, to be exact! The artist’s last offering was her 2020 album Notes from the Archive, which featured 16 songs that she recorded from 2011 to 2016.
Fast forward to the present, Maggie just released her new track “That’s Where I Am,” and announced that it’s the lead single off her forthcoming album Surrender, set for release on July 29!
“That’s Where I Am” tells the story of Maggie and a friend she fell in love with, who wasn’t sure of their feelings for her at first. After waiting for a few years, it seems like the pair were able to find each other, resulting in a happy ending. “It all works out in the end. Wherever you go, that’s where I am. Even boulders turn into sand. Wherever you go, that’s where I am,” she sings in the chorus.
“That’s Where I Am” is a story I’d been carrying around for many years,” Maggie says. “The story of a love that had been with me and unfolding for a long time. A lot of the events that Surrender chronicles take place in New York City. In the stark solitude and distance of covid, it was the backdrop for all my claustrophobic fantasies. The proximity and pleasure of just staring at strangers. The way a night could unfold. Events that interrupt your day instead of having to consciously and deliberately make each decision”
A Music Video & Album Announcement
“That’s Where I Am” arrives with an accompanying music video co-directed by Rogers, Michael Scanlon, and Warren Fu (Daft Punk, Dua Lipa, The 1975). About the intriguing music video, she shares, “In many ways, the music video is about that New York love story. And on those filming days, it felt like the city was on our side. We got our first taste of true New York spring. That feral downtown explosion when suddenly everyone’s smoking on the sidewalks in short sleeves and drinking gin and tonics.”
Surrender will be out via Capitol Records/Universal Music Canada on July 29. The album is currently available for pre-order here.