Monday 24 November 2014

Video: Marika Hackman | Drown

It'd be no misjudgement to say I could listen to the haunting intro to Marika Hackman's Drown at least a million and one times and never get bored. What's more joyous is the fact it only gets better as the songs intricate folksome melodies unravel. Following on from offering fans the stream last month, Hackman returns with an official video to coincide with its release on December 8th 2014. Take a watch above as she takes centre stage in the rather sobering feature clip.

"The song itself deals with the idea of suffocating on the power of human emotion and finding it painful yet strangely euphoric in a masochistic way. With my music not a lot of people pick up the underlying violence within the lyrics so I wanted to create a video that would indulge in the dark but beautiful intensity of these words. Working with the directors, Brian and Karl, we drew inspiration from the works of American video artist Bill Viola and the way he contrasts human subjects with the black voids he places them in, to create an erie beauty and serenity which simultaneously belies the violence of what is actually happening". - Marika Hackman

Drown is taken from Marika Hackman's forthcoming debut album 'We Slept At Last' set for release 16th February 2015 through Dirty Hit Records. Her single ‘Drown’ will precede on 8th December 2014. See below for a full rundown of her forthcoming live dates. Tickets are available from:

Live Dates - November 2014
Monday 3rd - Edinburgh – Electric Circus
Tuesday 4th - Carlisle - Brickyard
Wednesday 5th - Sheffield – The Harley
Thursday 6th - Liverpool – East Village Art Club
Saturday 8th - Manchester - Gullivers
Sunday 9th - Leeds – The Wardrobe
Monday 10th - Leicester - The Musician
Tuesday 11th - York – The Duchess
Thursday 13th - Birmingham – The Sunflower Lounge
Friday 14th - Nottingham – The Bodega
Sunday 16th - Bristol – Birdcage
Monday 17th - Norwich - Epic Studios
Tuesday 18th - London - XOYO
Wednesday 19th - Cambridge – The Portland Arms
Thursday 20th - Brighton - Green Door Store


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