“The One” Marika Hackman

Marika Hackman has dropped a new video for her latest single “the one.” The clip, was directed by Louis Bhose (Michael Kiwanuka, Lewis Capaldi, Loyle Carner). The track is the second single from Marika’s forthcoming third album Any Human Friend, out August 9th from Sub Pop Records in North and South America and AMF Records for the rest of the world. “The one” has been co-produced by David Wrench (Frank Ocean, The xx, Let’s Eat Grandma) and Marika herself.

Marika Hackman on “the one”:

“It’s 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.” The video for “the one” sees Marika’s rock star alter-ego come to life within a photocopier. By the end of the video, Marika is repulsed by the augmented reality she has created, she takes a baseball bat to it and destroys it forever.

Director Louis Bhose reflects on the process of the video’s conception:

Marika: “I want to do a performance vid in a photocopier, where the imagined rockstar in me performs with gusto as the mediocre, let-down version of me watches.”

Hack Video Director: “Say no more.”

Marika Hackman
Any Human Friend

1. wanderlust
2. the one
3. all night
4. blow
5. i’m not where you are
6. send my love
7. hand solo
8. conventional ride
9. come undone
10. hold on
11. any human friend

Marika Hackman
Live Dates

Aug.15 – Beacon Breacons, UK – Green Man Festival
Sep. 21 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
Sep. 23 – Glasgow, UK – Oran Mor
Sep. 24 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club
Sep. 25 – Manchester, UK – Band On The Wall
Sep. 26 – London, UK – Islington Assembly Hall
Oct. 11 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl
Oct. 12 – Durham, NC – The Pinhook
Oct. 13 – Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall
Oct. 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
Oct. 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
Oct. 18 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
Oct. 19 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall
Oct. 20 – Montréal, QC – Bar Le ‘Ritz’ P.D.B.
Oct. 21 – Toronto, ON- The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
Oct. 23 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
Oct. 24 – Ann Arbor, MI – Blind Pig
Oct. 25 – Chicago, IL- Sleeping Village
Oct. 26 – Milwaukee, WI – Back Room at Colectivo Coffee
Oct. 28 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
Nov. 01 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Nov. 04 – Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club
Nov. 06 – West Hollywood, CA – The Roxy Theatre