Just hours after earning her first Grammy nomination, Maggie Rogers on Thursday released a new song called "Love You for a Long Time," the first since her debut Heard It in a Past Life arrived in January.
The tender new track is described as a love letter to fans, a joyous reflection from the singer on her journey and her supporters. On Wednesday, the Recording Academy revealed the nominations for the 2020 Grammys, with Rogers nabbing a nod for Best New Artist.
“I actually wrote most of ‘Love You for a Long Time’ the day before I wrote 'Light On,'" recalls Rogers. "Those last days of finishing Heard It in a Past Life were such vivid and vital creative moments for me. I was dreaming up a future – for my music, for my life – and the possibilities felt endless. For various reasons, but mostly scheduling, the song was left unfinished and unrecorded, but it always stuck with me and I’ve found its melody weaving in and out of my brain for the last year and a half."
She continues: "I wrote a bridge, finished the song, and recorded it in LA in August. I produced it with my trusted friend and collaborator Ricky Reed, with some arrangement help from the brilliant Nate Mercereau on bass and guitar. It’s a song about love in all its forms — romantic love, the love I feel for my friends, the love I feel for my band, and the love I’ve shared with all of you. I wanted it to sound like the last days of summer. I wanted it to sound as wild and alive as new love feels."
Hear "Love You for a Long Time" below.