Maggie Rogers, Nicky Jam & More Are Spotify Editors' Picks for New Music Friday
publish date: 2017-01-20
Every week, Spotify updates their "New Music Friday" playlist, featuring 50 of the freshest new tracks hitting the service that week.
On the heels of 's partnership with the streaming giant, we'll be tapping Spotify's editors to sift through the soon-to-be-hits and highlight the best of the bunch.
Check out the picks and listen to the entire "New Music Friday" playlist below.
Maggie Rogers - "On + Off"
Currently amid her first tour ever, singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers is wasting no time this year, recently sharing a personal journal entry where she excitedly states, "2017, I've been waiting for you all my life." To put it simply, while Rogers is humbly self-describing this past year as "wild and wonderful," she knows 2016 is a year she'll always cherish and never forget. Over the summer, Rogers career was unforeseeably catapulted to new heights after Pharrell found himself at a loss for words when first listening to her now-breakout single "Alaska." Today, the 22-year-old returns with a strong follow-up to the very track that kickstarted her career and propelled her to viral fame, proving she has a lot of music (and magic) left inside of her to whimsically sculpt, polish and share. Her new single, "On + Off," frames her cleverly dynamic voice, with melodic keys, electronic seasoning and subtle handclaps enabling her to co-exist harmoniously and enchantingly between folk, pop and dance with grace. As further exemplified by "On + Off," Rogers continues to navigate territory uniquely her own, leaving room for experimentation without losing sight of who she is, and wants to be, as an artist. Her music encompasses an innate power to transport listeners to a realm full of possibility and wonder, while also simultaneously reminding us soul-warming adventure is just around the corner of where we already are.