Pharrell Williams was asked to host a masterclass at The Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
The class was in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Artist-In-Residency program.
During his time there, he talked with student, but also joined in on a recording session to give feedback on students’ work.
One student in particular made an impact on Pharrell that you can see through the disbelief on his face while listening her song.
Maggie Rogers sat down next to Pharrell and talked about her upbringing, growing up playing the banjo and loving folk music.
While folk music has always been her passion, while studying in France she picked up on dance music, and now wants to combined the too. Which is exactly what she does in the above song.
Watch Pharrell’s expression while listening to the song. It says it all.
UPDATE on 3/22/17: You can see Maggie perform at this year’s Lollapalooza festival. How cool!!!