There's something special about Marika Hackman; an untouchable, unattainable quality that this spectral songwriter embodies. She fills a gap in modern folk music which I didn't even realise needed to be filled until the first time I heard her mini album, 'That Iron Taste'. Where the trend was to write rousing, foot-stomping folk anthems, she opted for a rawer, darker sound.
Today Marika Hackman announced the release of her new EP, 'Sugar Blind' out on 9th December on Dirty Hit Records. To give us a taste of what we should be expecting she's also released the lead single, 'Cinnamon', a startlingly beautiful and melancholic song which talks of 'the dumbing down of humanity'.
With work on a full length album underway in the winter, it won't be long before we see this young prodigious-talent reaching the heights which it deserves.