GRAMMY Award-nominated producer, lyricist, and entertainer Maggie Rogers has shared a new single, “Want Want,” a big, bracing celebration of the irresistible pull of desire.
Kid Harpoon and Del Water Gap co-produced the “Want Want” with Rogers. She recorded the song at Electric Lady Studios in New York, Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios near Bath, England and Sid’s Palace in Scarborough, Maine. Rogers wrote the song in quarantine with Del Water Gap in Maine, completing it with Kid Harpoon in New York and Bath.
“The song found its final form over the next year and a half, editing and re-editing with Kid Harpoon until we found the perfect knock-your-teeth-out drums, the right growl of the guitar tone. That roaring synth, it’s just a Prophet stock sound, but it always reminded me a little bit of the intro to ‘Iron Man’ by Black Sabbath. The right amount of bite that still invites you in. The video is about sensuality. About embodiment. About freedom. It was shot in in one of my favorite karaoke bars. Sticky floors and fluorescent lit bathrooms. Everything in its right place.”
Filmed at a karaoke bar in NYC’s Koreatown, Rogers performs “Want Want” with raw abandon in the official video. The energy builds as the sinuous verses give way to the frenzied chorus and she’s joined by her band and a growing, grooving crowd. The clip was directed by Warren Fu who also collaborated with Rogers and director Michael Scanlon on the visual for her previous single, “That’s Where I Am.”
“Want Want” is from Rogers’ new album, Surrender, which will be released by Capitol Records on July 29. Fans who pre-order the digital album will instantly receive “Want Want” plus “That’s Where I Am.”
Check out “Want Want” down below.