Rising folk pop artist Maggie Rogers has scheduled two August shows at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood and Brooklyn Steel in New York. The Maryland-bred, Pharrell-approved singer introduced her ethereal, earthy take on pop on the breakthrough single "Alaska." She gives listeners a more complete picture on her debut EP Now That the Light is Fading, which was released via Capitol Records in February.
"My goal really was to make pop music feel as human as possible," she told NPR of the project. "You can hear it specifically in the percussion: It's made up of snaps and claps, but the main rhythmic loop is just me patting on my jeans. And in the pre-chorus, instead of a synth, there's a mourning dove. There's voices in the beginning that I've sort of pitched down so that you can hear people talking in the background."
This August, Rogers will unveil her idiosyncratic sound for live audiences on a pair of bicoastal dates. She will visit LA's Fonda Theatre on Aug. 11 (grab tickets here) and NYC's Brooklyn Steel on Aug. 16 (grab tickets here). Take a listen to "Alaska" above.