Rock provocateur Marika Hackman returns with melodic earworm ‘i’m not where you are’, with her latest single showing off a sharper and more liberated sound than ever before.
‘i’m not where you are’ has been co-produced by David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The xx, Let’s Eat Grandma) and Marika herself, and will be released by AMF Records and on Sub Pop in North and South America.
‘i’m not where you are’ “is about breaking up with people, or self-sabotaging relationships” Marika explains “that feeling of not trusting ones emotions because you can’t seem to get to the same place as the other person. On the surface it seems like an arrogant ‘everybody falls in love with me’ kind of song but its actually incredibly lonely, introspective and self deprecating”.
Listen to ‘i’m not where you are’ by Marika Hackman on the Official Fantasy Premier League playlist on Spotify.
‘i’m not where you are’ fits into a wider narrative, in which the process of writing was cathartic and – as the best songwriters do – she has strengthened her own voice through the process, exploring herself and emerging with a widescreen, heavy-hitting and sexy new sound.
Marika has deployed synthesisers that recall the off-kilter, oddball hits of OMD or New Order and places them at the heart of ‘i’m not where you are’.
For all the urgency of the backing music, Marika’s natural delivery and sensuous tone offers a dreamlike quality to the proceedings and allows her to look within to find answers that make sense outside.