Singer/songwriter Maggie Rogers' debut EP Now That The Light Is Fading features five original songs written, produced and performed by the 22-year-old multi-instrumentalist, including the singles "Alaska" and "Dog Years," which have more than 25 million streams combined worldwide, across all platforms. Rogers recorded Now That The Light Is Fading in Brooklyn and New York City, and produced all the songs with collaborators Doug Schadt, Lucio and Nick Das.
Pitchfork said, "‘Alaska' is one of those songs where the beat is so palpable, the rhythm so ingrained in every fiber of the music...the flow is maintained through a stunning waterfall of Rogers' folksy falsetto harmonizing with itself." SPIN marveled at how it, "blends folk, electronic, and pop music sensibilities to form an entirely new hybridized sound."
Billboard declared, "Dog Years solidifies Maggie Rogers as an artist to watch, and with a close eye, at that. (Dog Years) sees the singer explore the highs and lows of her voice, resulting in a blissful sonic journey." Stereogum noted, "(Dog Years) combines coffeehouse folk and dance music in ways that feel completely instinctive, and it radiates a certain sunny that's not even remotely difficult to like."