Marika Hackman is back with the one, the second single from her forthcoming third album Any Human Friend, out 9th August via AMF Records and on Sub Pop in North and South America.
Displaying an unapologetic attitude and a more liberated sound than ever before, the one has been co-produced by David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The xx, Let’s Eat Grandma) and Marika herself. the one shows why Marika is fast turning herself into one of the most interesting songwriters of her time. Layered synthesisers make this the album’s most unexpected musical turn, alongside Marika’s signature new wave guitar fretwork and Blondie style delivery, she’s never sounded as widescreen.
The first song written for forthcoming album Any Human Friend, Marika says that the one is "probably the poppiest song I’ve ever written...I loved the idea of inhabiting this ridiculous arrogant rock star character who has totally fucked their career by writing too many sad songs." To that end, it features a riot grrrl Greek chorus hurling such insults at her as "You’re such an attention whore!"
You can preorder Any Human Friend here, in exclusive bundles including your very own y-fronts, and piggy enamel pins!