The hauntingly beautiful song that rocked Grammy winner and NYU artist-in-residence Pharrell Williams’ world during a recent music master class is now available for your listening pleasure.

In the matter of 6 days since she posted the mastered version of her track “Alaska,” Maggie Rogers has hit 1.04 million streams proving that the song hasn’t just impressed Pharrell.

“Alaska” was first shared in a Masterclass session with Pharrell Williams. His positive feedback and overall reaction to the song was enough to go viral and fans were left wanting to hear the official/mastered version of the track. Six days ago, Rogers obliged the fans by wiping her Soundcloud clean of her previous music and released the official version of “Alaska.”

GoodThingsGuy reported on the story… you can read the full article here.

Fans have commented about how beautiful the track is, the fact that they have been waiting for it for too long and that they can’t seem to get enough of it. “Alaska” has managed to solidify itself as a truly remarkable release for Rogers. There is no denying that fans must be lurking on her Soundcloud page to see what else Rogers has in store for them.

“I’ve never heard anyone like you before, and I’ve never heard anything that sounds like that,” Pharrell said after hearing a rough cut of the song. “That’s a drug for me.”

“Alaska” was inspired by a hiking trip Rogers went on: “When I had been hiking in summers after Alaska, I had been creating a natural sample bank of birds, noises,” she told Pigeons and Planes. “A good chunk of the rhythm in the song started from me just patting a rhythm on my jeans. That sample is the main rhythm. Me snapping in a room. I wanted to make dance music, or pop music, feel as human as possible.”

Mission accomplished. We have to co-sign the sentiment that Pharrell tweeted, congratulating his former student.

Listen to the fully mastered track below…

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