Not Your Man: Clash Meets Marika Hackman

Hackman ClashMusic Features 23 · 06 · 2017 Taking a quantum leap her sophomore, ‘I’m Not Your Man’, Marika Hackman shines bolder and brighter than ever. Her savvy folk an influx of Britpop grungy edges and a tangible sense of humour. Pushing through the boundaries of her debut album, ‘We Slept At ’, Marika have found a place of innovation and empowerment. The album reaches for the full emotional spectre, shrieks and giggles to heartfelt loneliness, and yet there are cyclical themes running through the tracks. “It deals mainly relationships and sexuality,” she tells Clash. “It holds a lot of power, and it’s probably the most direct music I’ve written over the last years”. “It’s quite tongue in cheek, there’s a lot of humour there, it’s still quite dark. It’s certainly much more grungy and got more shades of pop than anything I’ve done before,” she admits. The progression is steep from her debut single, ‘You Come Down’, through to her latest, ‘I’m Not Your Man’, it wasn’t only musical growth that coloured the creative process. “I was a lot more empowered. I’d made some […]

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