I tried to avoid this debut record from Maggie Rogers. But she/it kept popping up in all my regular go-to places (Bandcamp, CD Baby, YouTube). So I took a listen. And while I am old and jaded, the songs on her record The Echo broke through my defensive shell. Maggie Rogers is an 18 year old singer songwriter who is most often found accompanied by her banjo; on record she embellishes her sound with cellos, violin, percussion, guitar, etc. The songs on the record range from stark and simple (“Kids Like Us”) to well produced and lush singles (“Creatures”).
As a fan of minimal music (or as my compatriot calls it – slowcoustic) I have linked to the song “Kids Like Us” which deals with getting older (i.e. moving into your early twenties) and features Maggie’s beautiful voice accompanied only by her banjo.
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