Shakespeare’s best inspires tragic song of spurned love

Marika Hackman
Marika Hackman

Following the release of her breathtaking debut album, We Slept At Last, Marika Hackman is due to release a new single, Ophelia, set for release as she embarks on her latest tour.

Drawing inspiration from Hamlet, Ophelia sees Marika narrating a tragic story of spurned love, delivering a clear indication of Hackman’s blossoming confidence as a songwriter and talent as a lyricist. You can hear more at Bedford Esquires on Saturday, April 12.

From the tangled folk roots of That Iron Taste through to the swarming psychedelia of Sugar Blind and Deaf Heat, there’s a sense of adventure to Marika’s songwriting. Over this trilogy of hugely revered EPs her extraordinary songs have continued to develop and evolve, whilst still retaining the same beauty and invention that make her vision truly unique.

We Slept At Last is an assured and endlessly intriguing debut album that rewards every repeated listen with new riches. Produced by long-term collaborator Charlie Andrew (Alt-J), each song uncovers an artist undaunted to challenge traditional conventions to create something that’s at once classic and contemporary.

Having wowed audiences across the UK in December, Marika embarks on her largest UK headline tour next week with a run of seventeen dates.

She will also appear at the Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes on Monday, March 30.

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