"I've spent my whole life making quiet music," Maggie Rogers told BBC Radio 1 as she shared a new single from her debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading. "I'm really, really excited to be a little loud."
In the same vein as her breakout viral hit "Alaska," Rogers infuses her folk roots with danceable electronic production and soulful, pop-leaning vocals on "On and Off." Or as she puts it, "It's a song you can dance to and a song you can get down to, but for me there's a lot of heart and soul in it, too."
One of the first songs she made after "Alaska," Rogers explains that the song has a heavier meaning than what may appear on initial listen. "There's a sort of sexual cliché in the song," she says. "There's a lyric that says 'You turn me on' but if you listen to the rest of the lyrics, that is actually about emotional stability. Being on and off and finding a person that grounds you. Because I think that's one of the things that's most important to me in relationships."
Listen to "On And Off" below and hear our interview with Rogers on the Viral Episode of Pigeons & Planes' Beats 1 Takeover.