Just last spring, Pharrell Williams, legendary record producer, musician, and entrepreneur, hosted a masterclass for music students at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. The special programme marked the 50th Anniversary Artist-In-Residency. During the song feedback session, Williams listened to students' musical projects while providing constructive criticism for commercial success. Additionally, he spoke with the NYU students about their creative processes, offering invaluable insight, to enhance their overall production.
YouTube Video Credit: iAmOther
Since the video was uploaded in March 2016 through Williams' YouTube channel, iAmOther, it has now amassed over 2.5 million views after his interaction with, now NYU graduate, folk-pop singer-songwriter and producer, Maggie Rogers. "Rogers played him 'Alaska', a synthy folk-pop tune about walking off a failed romance on a hiking trip. The performance nearly moved Williams to tears. As Rogers grinned, he compared her originality to Stevie Wonder and the inventors of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups" (via Rolling Stone).
After becoming a viral sensation following Williams' stunned reaction to Rogers' song, she has since graduated from New York University, signed to Capitol Records, and announced 2017 tour dates through her website, which is expected to run from 15th June through 16th August 2017.
For information regarding the touring schedule, we encourage you to visit the artist's website for tickets at www.maggierogers.com.
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To stream this artist's newly released five-track EP "Now That The Light Is Fading", you may select your streaming service at the following link
https://maggierogers.lnk.to/NTTLIFWe or feel free to stream via Tidal below:
To watch the official visual for the artist's single "Alaska", click the video below:
YouTube Video Credit: MaggieRogersVEVO
To check out Maggie Rogers' debut television performance on NBC's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, watch the video below: