Photographed by Chad Moore, Vogue, October 2016.
Meet Maggie Rogers, the Pharrell Williams-approved producer:
“Maggie Rogers had not written music for nearly three years when, in a cascade of creativity this past March, it took her fifteen minutes to produce a song called “Alaska.” Four days later, Rogers, then a senior at NYU, played the track—which combines the confessional lyricism of folk music with a trotting electronic rhythm—in a master class hosted by Pharrell Williams. “Wow. I have zero, zero, zero notes for that,” Williams said afterward, almost teary-eyed. “It’s singular… . And that is such a special quality.” The video went viral.”