Maggie Rogers – Don’t Forget Me

Maggie Rogers’ latest single “Don’t Forget Me” takes it back to basics and serves as only a taste of what’s ahead for her upcoming third album, Don’t Forget Me. The title track is a reflective and stripped-down song in Rogers’ familiar folk-pop style that embraces the simple pleasures life has to offer. 

According to Rogers in a statement, the track is “an intimate reflection on the legacy we create through our relationships.” “There’s a warmth to Don’t Forget Me. In many ways, it feels like coming home. My friends keep saying it sounds like the version of me that they know. Something looser, or sassier, or sillier than I’ve shown in public before.”

The song starts out reflecting on her friends getting married and her feelings about being at that stage in her life. She muses about her own place in life, singing that “I’m still acting out of habit / Hoping dirty words just don’t escape my teeth.” But despite the bumps in the road that she’s faced, Rogers croons, “I always find my way back to my feet.” She then continues on, singing that all she needs is “A good lover or someone that’s nice to me” and to “Take my money, wreck my Sundays / Love me ’til your next somebody.” At the end of the day, all she asks is for them to “Don’t Forget Me.”

The latest project will include ten new tracks, including the latest single “Don’t Forget Me.” In a statement on her upcoming album, Rogers explains that her latest project took five days to write between December 2022 and January 2023 with her long-time collaborator Ian Fitchuk. “I wanted to make an album to belt at full volume alone in your car, a trusted friend who could ride shotgun and be there when you needed her,” she said. 

“Some of the stories on this album are mine. And for the first time really, some of them are not. The moments that are mine feel like memories — glimpses from college, details from when I was 18, 22, 28 (I’m 29 now). I think in this way, some of the deepest truths about my present were able to come forward. I wasn’t looking for them or digging them up, harvesting their stories before they had the chance to become fully grown. The truths about my life came from my deepest intuition. Things I wasn’t ready to say out loud to myself, but they found a place in the music.”

“Don’t Forget Me” is now available on all streaming platforms. The album is set to release on April 12.