CMU Approved

Approved: Marika Hackman

By | Published on Tuesday 14 April 2015

Marika Hackman

Following on from a trilogy of EPs unleashed over the last couple of years, Marika Hackman released her debut album, ‘We Slept At Last’, last month. It’s a record filled with solid songwriting and a folk-influenced sound that feels familiar without being derivative and modern without forgetting the past.

Her next single, ‘Ophelia’, is due out on 27 Apr. One of the stand out tracks from the album – alongside my personal favourite, ‘Open Wide’ – the song shows off her striking skill with melody and lyrics, it being inspired by Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’ and telling a tale rejection.

If you’re quick, you can catch Hackman on the last two dates of her UK tour, playing The Portland Arms in Cambridge tonight, following by The Joiners in Southampton tomorrow.

Watch the video for ‘Ophelia’ here: