Indie artist Maggie Rogers took a short hiatus from music following her major label debut EP Now That the Light Is Fading in Feb. 2017. In between then and now, she released the one-off song "Split Stones" and has now returned with the new song "Falling Water," stylized as "Fallingwater," and the singer-songwriter is proud of the track released on May 23.
"Fallingwater" builds on the beats and the electro-pop of her previous EP and finds itself swimming around her folksy vocals and a piano. Her love of hiking and the environment flows through with lyrics like, "Now I'm in a creek/ And it's getting harder/ I'm like falling water" and "I'm stuck upstream." "Fallingwater" runs with the current to a luscious ending to wherever it is that she is going in life.
By that, Rogers took to Instagram to write a handwritten letter about the song, what it means and its process of seeing the light of day. The track began as a demo in Nov. 2016 and she has worked on it bit by bit leading to its ultimate release. It's an ode to her life journey over the last two years and celebrating "rapid change and how simultaneously scary and electric it can feel," she writes. She's proud to expose the vulnerability - "a cry for help and a battle cry at the same time."
Maggie Rogers has been self-releasing music since 2012 but was noticed when she wrote "Alaska," a song about a hiking experience that she wrote in 15 minutes. She played it to Pharrell Williams during a masterclass (his reaction can be seen here) and it became widely known with nearly 10 million YouTube views.