Maggie Rogers marked her Grammy nomination for Best New Artist by releasing a new track.
Rogers says she wrote most of “Love You a Long Time” the day before writing “Light On,” but she never got a chance to record it for Heard It in a Past Life. So she decided to record it and play it on her fall tour because her band has become “a real adopted family… I wanted to bring new work to our stage and give this song I love so much an arrangement that showcased the deep personal and creative bonds I’ve formed with these special people in my life.”
She adds that the theme is pretty universal. “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.”