Roger Weeks’ “MY OWN WAKE” Drops as an Anthem of Radical Acceptance! roger weeks
Reviewed by Sam Lowry

Roger Weeks’ “MY OWN WAKE” is a raw, empowering anthem that celebrates life’s imperfections with heartfelt authenticity.

Roger Weeks’ latest track, “MY OWN WAKE,” is a powerful anthem of radical acceptance, encapsulating the messy yet celebratory nature of life. After a tumultuous period marked by the loss of his mother, a move to Los Angeles, and a breakup, Roger found himself emerging stronger and more empowered. This song reflects that journey, embracing imperfections, fears, and insecurities as parts of a whole to be celebrated.

Growing up in the serene landscapes of New Hampshire, Roger was surrounded by the calming sounds of nature. Raised by his single mother, he developed an early appreciation for music, which evolved into a passion for songwriting. As a gay man using he/they pronouns, Roger’s songs are deeply personal, transforming poignant coming-of-age experiences into intimate bedroom-pop folk.

Following his mother’s passing, Roger moved to Los Angeles, channeling his grief into a powerful musical vision. His sound, influenced by artists like Noah Kahan and Kacey Musgraves, blends emotional depth with authentic storytelling. With inspiration from Lewis Capaldi’s ballads, Shawn Mendes’ pop vocals, and Gracie Abrams’ introspective indie vibes, Roger has crafted a unique musical identity.

In 2021, Roger's single "Alone Is Better" went viral on TikTok, leading to features on Spotify Editorial playlists like Fresh Finds and Chill Only. His track "I Hate You" also gained significant traction, further expanding his rapidly growing TikTok audience, which now exceeds 34,000 followers. Roger’s debut single "IRON" achieved notable success, earning a primetime spot on Showtime’s "Shameless."

In March 2023, Roger released a cover of Hilary Duff's "Come Clean," which has been featured on Spotify's Sad Covers playlist for over a year. His May 2023 release, "North Dakota," about finding love in solitude and self-acceptance, resonated widely, going viral on TikTok and Instagram with over 5 million views. Roger continues to amass a loyal following, with 25,000 engaged fans on Instagram.

Roger's goal is to make others feel less alone, using his music as a vessel for healing and understanding. With plans to share his growing catalog throughout 2024, Roger is set to release an album at the top of 2025, promising to deliver music that resonates with emotional strength and raw authenticity.

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