Inafter two years of writer's block Rogers wrote " Alaska ", a song she wrote in fifteen minutes about a National Outdoor Leadership School course. She played the song for Pharrell Williams in a master class he taught at her school, and a video of a visibly moved Williams listening to the song went viral that June, resulting in millions of views as well as hundreds of thousands of plays of The Echo and Blood Ballet.
After the Pharrell video went viral, several different record labels tried to sign Rogers. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard Rogers has synesthesiaa benign condition where one or more senses is perceived at once. In her case, she is able to perceive colors as a response to hearing music.
She has been praised in the media for standing up against sexist comments made during one of her performances. During the ACL Live performance at the Moody Theater in Austin on October 19,one man asked her to " free the nips " while another yelled out "you cute though. Her song "Give A Little" was penned on the same day the National School Walkout demanded congressional action on gun control. She was inspired by the activism of students across the nation, and wrote "Give A Little" about empathy and unity.
Rogers also supports organizations like the ACLU and Planned Parenthood by donating proceeds from merchandise and shows. In an interview, she said that "Planned Parenthood is something that's really important to me. I am proudly, loudly and distinctly pro-choice. I just don't believe that the government should have a say in what a woman's relationship with her doctor is.
But I also just think that I am a woman, and I am an artist, and I'm also a businesswoman, and on stage I'm an athlete. And having access to sexual and reproductive health is key for me running my life.
It's important that women all over have access to that, because it also affords them access to opportunities. Rogers performed at the Democratic National Convention.
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