Maggie Rogers - Alaska (Song Exploder Podcast)

Ever since I first heard "Alaska" by Maggie Rogers last Summer, I've been a fan of her music. But it wasn't until this past month when I listened to her break down her creation of this hit single on Song Exploder podcast and watched her remarkable NPR Tiny Desk concert that I realized just how talented Maggie Rogers is.

On the podcast, she's incredibly endearing and genuine, cool because she's not too cool for anything (in fact, her nerdiness is why I love her episode so much). She perfectly articulates why the club scene in Berlin is so special, why house music is primal and meditative, and that yes, Carly Rae Jepsen is a pop goddess.