Following on the heels of 2013’s That Iron Taste EP, London-based Marika Hackman conjures up new ghosts with dark folk single, “Deep Green”.
The track kicks off with powerful drums that loom in like trees along the edge of a mossy riverbank. Spectral background vocals rise before flitting aside to clear the way for Hackman’s quietly foreboding tale. There’s tranquility in the landscape she describes, but it’s a pensive calm: one fraught with fear of deep green water, peppered with images of sticky wings and bodies made of shell. The music is deliciously haunting and perfect for repeat listening.