In “Light On,” Maggie Rogers establishes a compact with her fans. “If you keep reaching out, then I’ll keep coming back. And if you’re gone for good, then I’m okay with that,” she pledges. “If you leave the light on, then I’ll leave the light on.”
Rogers’s lyrics take listeners behind the scenes of her meteoric rise to success, which was triggered in 2016 after a YouTube video of Pharrell praising her soon-to-be viral song “Alaska” exploded. Before the books close on 2018, the 24-year-old will have played “Saturday Night Live” and opened for Mumford and Sons.