Heard It in a Past Life

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Heard It in a Past Life
HIIAPL Maggie Rogers.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 18, 2019 (2019-01-18)
Genre
Length45:27
Label
Producer
Maggie Rogers chronology
Now That the Light Is Fading
(2017)
Heard It in a Past Life
(2019)
Singles from Heard It in a Past Life
  1. "Alaska"
    Released: October 14, 2016
  2. "On and Off"
    Released: January 17, 2017
  3. "Fallingwater"
    Released: May 23, 2018
  4. "Give a Little"
    Released: July 27, 2018
  5. "Light On"
    Released: October 10, 2018

Heard It in a Past Life is the major-label debut studio album by American singer Maggie Rogers.[1] It was released on January 18, 2019, via Debay Sounds under exclusive license to Capitol Records.[2] The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200.

Background[edit]

The album consists of previously released songs such as "Alaska" and "On and Off", along with new singles such as "Light On", which was released on October 10, 2018.[3][4] Rogers stated in an interview about the album that "there was so much change that happened so fast, I wasn't always sure how to make all this stuff feel like me. I was really overwhelmed for a while, and scared too."[5][6]

Singles[edit]

The album includes previously released singles "Alaska" and "On + Off" from her 2017 EP, Now That the Light Is Fading, as well as newer singles "Fallingwater," "Give a Little" and "Light On."[7][8] "Light On" peaked at number one on Billboard's Adult Alternative Songs chart, becoming her first number one song on any Billboard chart.[9]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?6.9/10[10]
Metacritic71/100[11]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[12]
Clash8/10[13]
DIY4/5 stars[14]
Exclaim!8/10 stars[15]
The Guardian2/5 stars[16]
NME4/5 stars[17]
Pitchfork5.9/10[18]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[19]

Heard It in a Past Life received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 71, based on twenty one reviews.[11]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Give a Little"
  • Kurstin
  • Rogers[b]
3:46
2."Overnight"
  • Rogers
  • Kurstin
  • Kurstin
  • Rogers[a]
3:20
3."The Knife"
  • Rogers
  • Kurstin
  • Kurstin
  • Rogers[b]
3:59
4."Alaska"
  • Rogers
  • Doug Schadt
  • Rogers
  • Doug Schadt
3:08
5."Light On"
3:53
6."Past Life"RogersRogers3:36
7."Say It"
  • Rogers
  • Tor Miller
  • Jack Hallenbeck
3:40
8."On + Off"
  • Rogers
  • Nicholas Das
  • Rogers
  • Schadt
  • Das
3:41
9."Fallingwater"4:31
10."Retrograde"
  • Rogers
  • Kurstin
  • Kurstin
  • Rogers[b]
4:11
11."Burning"
  • Rogers
  • Reed
3:33
12."Back in My Body"
  • Rogers
  • Rogers
  • Kurstin
4:09
Total length:45:27

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[20] 8
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[21] 92
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[22] 10
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[23] 95
Irish Albums (IRMA)[24] 30
Scottish Albums (OCC)[25] 18
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[26] 49
UK Albums (OCC)[27] 25
US Billboard 200[28] 2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aviles, Gwen (October 10, 2018). "Maggie Rogers Announces New Album Heard It In A Past Life, Releases 'Light On'". Spin. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  2. ^ Murray, Robin (October 11, 2018). "Maggie Rogers Announces New Album 'Heard It In A Past Life'". Clash. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  3. ^ "Heared It in a Past Life, Maggie Rogers' Debut Album, Out January 18, 2019". Universal Music Canada. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  4. ^ Green, Gil (October 10, 2018). "Maggie Rogers – 'Light On'". Stereogum. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "New Release: Maggie Rogers – Heard It In A Past Life / Light On". Thank Folk For That. October 12, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  6. ^ "Heard It in a Past Life – Maggie Rogers – Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  7. ^ Kaye, Ben (October 11, 2018). "Maggie Rogers announces debut album, Heard It in a Past Life, shares "Light On"". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  8. ^ Sodomsky, Sam (October 10, 2018). "Maggie Rogers Announces Debut Album, Shares New Song 'Light On': Listen". Pitchfork. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  9. ^ Rutherford, Kevin (January 8, 2019). "Maggie Rogers Lands First Billboard No. 1 as 'Light On' Shines Atop Adult Alternative Songs Chart". Billboard. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "Heard It in a Past Life by Maggie Rogers reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 18 July 2017.
  11. ^ a b "Reviews for Heard It in a Past Life by Maggie Rogers". Metacritic. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  12. ^ "Heard It in a Past Life – Maggie Rogers". AllMusic. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  13. ^ "Maggie Rogers – Heard It in a Past Life". Clash. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  14. ^ "Maggie Rogers – Heard It in a Past Life". DIY. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  15. ^ "Maggie Rogers – Heard It in a Past Life". Exclaim!. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  16. ^ "Maggie Rogers: Heard It in a Past Life review – Alaska hitmaker's debut lacks edge". The Guardian. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  17. ^ "Maggie Rogers – 'Heard It In A Past Life' review". NME. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  18. ^ "Maggie Rogers: Heard It in a Past Life Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  19. ^ "Review: Maggie Rogers Makes Good on Pop-Phenom Promise with 'Heard It in a Past Life'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 18, 2019.
  20. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Maggie Rogers – Heard It in a Past Life". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  21. ^ "Ultratop.be – Maggie Rogers – Heard It in a Past Life" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  22. ^ "Maggie Rogers Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  23. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Maggie Rogers – Heard It in a Past Life" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  24. ^ "Dodie lands the highest new entry on the Official Irish Albums Chart as The Greatest Showman scores 20th week at Number 1". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  25. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  26. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Maggie Rogers – Heard It in a Past Life". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  27. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 26, 2019.
  28. ^ Caulfield, Keith (January 27, 2019). "Future Earns Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With 'WIZRD'". Billboard. Retrieved January 28, 2019.