Maggie Rogers appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” as the musical guest last night (Jan. 22). The viral indie-pop sensation promoted the recent release of her debut album Heard It in a Past Life by performing her catchy, upbeat track “Burning.”
Rogers was accompanied by Colbert’s highly-esteemed musical director Jon Batiste on piano and her own backing band. Everything about the performance was upbeat --from her bright yellow pantsuit to the carefree, energetic way she moved around the stage. Rogers projected the bright, spirit-bolstering feeling being in love with someone who makes you feel alive brings.
Heard It in a Past Life dropped on Jan. 18 and marks Rogers’ first major label release (Debay/Capitol) since her viral breakout (fueled by praise from Pharrell) with “Alaska.” The iconic producer described Rogers’ style on the track as “singular,” adding it couldn’t be compared to anything else. Pharrell was leading a masterclass at NYU while Rogers was a student and she was bowled over by his positive response.
Rogers exuded a sort of wild, boundless energy during her “Colbert” performance and in the music video for “Alaska.” She dance-sung her way through the wilderness in the latter visual and echoed the bold, electric dynamic while performing “Burning.”
The Maryland native singer-songwriter’s “Late Show” appearance follows Rogers’ critically-acclaimed SNL debut near the end of last year. She also hosted a listening party at The Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles, California, the day before her debut album dropped.
Watch Maggie Rogers perform “Burning” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” above. Stay tuned to AXS for more on Maggie Rogers.