Maggie Rogers returns today with new 16-track retrospective collection ‘Notes from the Archive: Recordings 2011 – 2016‘
The new special collection from Maggie Rogers features a 16-track retrospective featuring newly remastered versions of her nascent material, including six never-before-heard songs. This special collection closely documents the artistic evolution experienced on the way to creating her acclaimed Capitol Records debut, Heard It In A Past Life.
Maggie Rogers says about the new release, “So much of this record is about the process,” says Rogers. “It’s about honouring the time it takes to come to a full form…I wanted to give you the chance to hear me grow and hear me make mistakes, hear me change — because all of those pieces are really beautiful parts of my present, and I don’t feel complete without them in the world.”
The new collection ‘Notes from the Archive’ features newly remastered versions of tracks from Rogers’s early albums, including Blood Ballet and The Echo. In arranging the project’s tracklisting, Rogers sequenced the songs in reverse chronological order, in an effort to showcase each distinct stage of her creative development.
“I’ve known for a long time that this is something I had to do before I put out another record, because there’s a part of me that’s so deeply missing from the story right now: the 10 years of work that have led up to this moment,” Rogers told Atmos. “I have a whole body of work that I don’t want to leave behind. This record feels like honouring that work, putting the pieces of the story back together, finding my way from bisected to whole. Now, I’ve finally been given the space to let ideas develop and let myself develop. And as I’ve been working on a new record, I see the pieces all coming together and coming full circle.”