Marika Hackman is not just another girl with a guitar. Though the Hampshire native’s haunting voice might bring Nico and Joanna Newsom to mind—and, like those forebears, she pairs thoughtful lyrics with her unique vocals—Hackman’s influence has impacted the world of fashion as well.
Last year, she became a face of Burberry eyewear, and the brand produced Hackman’s first music video, which debuted on YouTube.
The London folk-pop singer worked with Charlie Andrew (Alt-J’s producer) on her mini album, That Iron Taste, which was released earlier this year. Today, we’re pleased to premiere Hackman’s video for the acoustic version of “Cannibal.” The song’s emotive quality is amplified by Hackman’s performance of the track in a tunnel, shot beautifully in black and white.
Hackman will release an EP at the end of this year, with upcoming shows in the UK. The songstress has yet to tour the U.S., but hopes to come Stateside next year. We chatted with her about social greed, her musical family, and “Blurred Lines.”