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Marika Hackman returns with new single "the one"

13 June 2019, 10:53 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Marika Hackman has shared the second taster of her forthcoming Any Human Friend album with "the one".

"the one" arrives after April's lead single "i'm not where you are".

Speaking about her new single, Hackman says "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."

Hackman's new offering was the first song written for her follow up to 2017's I'm Not Your Man, and is co-produced by Hackman and David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The xx, Let’s Eat Grandma).

Speaking to Best Fit in Brighton last month, Hackman revealed a bit more about the process behind her upcoming album, "I was writing and recording for about a year and a half. The recording process was spread out over six months, but the writing process began before then. But that whole thing of writing three songs then taking them to the studio and then being like "I’ve gotta write a few more" - I’ve never worked like that before. I think it’s the hardest I found making a record, because of that. I’m just constantly having to keep tapping in to those depths inside to get this music coming out rather than just sitting down for a month doing that and then shelving it. I found it the most emotionally draining, 100%. But I do personally think it’s my best record."

"the one" is out now. Any Human Friend lands 9 August via AMF. Marika Hackman plays London's Islington Assembly Hall on 26 September. Find out more.
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