Maggie Rogers has announced details of her next single, “Horses,” which will arrive weeks ahead of her second album, Surrender.
The track will be the third preview of the upcoming LP, which follows 2019’s Heard It In A Past Life. It will be released on Thursday (July 14).
Rogers also shared a snippet of the track on her Instagram Story, with subtitles on the video reading: “This is my song ‘Horses,’ it’s track 05 on the A Side of Surrender (out July 29). It’s not actually about horses – it’s about trying to feel something in a time when I felt rly numb. It’s coming out soon.”
“I see horses and I know there’s a way/I hear thunder and oh, I start to break,” she sings in the short clip.
“Horses” will follow the previous singles “Want Want” and “That’s Where I Am,” both of which arrived earlier this year. Of “Want Want,” Rogers said: “‘Want Want’ started in Maine during the pandemic in a small studio assembled over my parents’ garage. I wrote and produced it with my old bandmate, Del Water Gap. It was really just about the fun of it all. Some bubblegum world to escape to in the middle of the isolation and darkness.”
Speaking about Surrender around the release of “That’s Where I Am,” the Grammy-nominated songwriter explained a lot of the events documented on the album took place in New York. “In the stark solitude and distance of covid, it was the backdrop for all my claustrophobic fantasies,” she said.
“The proximity and pleasure of just staring at strangers. The way a night could unfold. Events that interrupt your day instead of having to consciously and deliberately make each decision. I longed for someone to sweat on me. Spill their beer on my shoes. Be too tall for me to see at the concert.”
Surrender will be released on July 29, via Polydor Records.