|Marika Hackman | Photo: promotional|
|Marika Hackman | Photo: Burberry|
When I experienced the haunting lyrics and mesmerising sound of Marika Hackman at The Louisiana at the beginning of the month, I knew she was destined for great things. And yes, tonight one of her songs gained an accolade of undeniable cool – the status of Zane Lowe's Hottest Record in the World.
Congratulations Marika. The 20-year-old singer is an authentic-and-ridiculously-talented folk artist. In just a year she has taken her music to a Burberry Spring-Summer eyewear campaign, on tour with Ethan Jones and then on her own UK tour. I enjoyed a brief chat with her after her Bristol gig, and will now watch in awe as she receives the recognition she deserves.
Her debut album, That Iron Taste is playing on repeat in this house.