Marika Hackman Releases Absurd, Poppy New Single “the one”

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Marika Hackman Releases Absurd, Poppy New Single “the one”

Indie-rock provocateur Marika Hackman has released the second cut from her forthcoming album Any Human Friend, a blistery pop scorcher titled “the one.”

“the one” is strange, absurd and fun. Jagged guitars, webs of clipped harmonies and bright, pop-stained percussion bounce around as Hackman shouts bizarre lyrics into the ether: “You’re such an attention whore!”

“the one,” which Hackman states is the “poppiest song” she has ever written, has its own twisted, swaggering sense of humor. “They’re saying I’m a god sent gift / And all you fuckers want my dick,” she announces apathetically over harried plucking, a nonchalant shrug sonically ushered somewhere in-between drum fills.

Speaking of the song, Hackman stated: “I loved the idea of inhabiting this ridiculous arrogant rock star character who has totally fucked their career by writing too many sad songs.”

The musician announced details of her follow up to 2017’s I’m Not Your Man in May and released its first single in April. Out Aug. 9 via Sub Pop Records, the album finds Hackman—grievous and inspired after a painful break-up with a longtime girlfriend—wading into darker and greater experimental territory.

“This whole record is me diving into myself and peeling back the skin further and further, exposing myself in quite a big way,” Hackman said of the forthcoming album. “It can be quite sexual. It’s blunt, but not offensive. It’s mischievous.”

Any Human Friend is set for release on Aug. 9. You can check out further details of the release here.

Check out Hackman’s new single along with her 2014 Daytrotter Session and upcoming tour dates below.

Marika Hackman Tour Dates

11 – Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
12 – Durham, N.C. @ The Pinhook
13 – Washington, D.C. @ The Earl
14 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Boot & Saddle
15 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Elsewhere
18 – Allston, Mass. @ Great Scott
19 – Portland, Maine @ Port City Music Hall
20 – Montréal, Que. @ Bar Le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B.
21 – Toronto, Ont. @ The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
23 – Columbus, Ohio @ Ace of Cups
24 – Ann Arbor, Mich. @ Blind Pig
25 – Chicago, Ill. @ Sleeping Village
26 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Back Room at Colectivo Coffee
28 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th St. Entry

01 – Seattle, Wash. @ Neumos
04 – Oakland, Calif. @ Starline Social Club
06 – West Hollywood, Calif. @ The Roxy Theatre

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