Any Human Friend
Hackman delves deep beneath the skin to find what truly makes every inch of her tick with abandon on an album dripping with sensuality, verve, and exultant pop hooks.
Marika is a ‘Rid of Me’-era PJ Harvey for the inclusive generation: unbounded by musical genre, a preternatural lyricist and tunesmith who isn’t afraid to go there (even her cover art, which finds Hackman nearly nude while cradling a baby pig, is a nod to Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra’s unfiltered photos of mothers just after they gave birth) and ‘Any Human Friend’ shows off a sharper and more liberated sound than ever before. “introspective euphoria” 8/10 - Uncut, "Hackman ups the ante. These tracks are impeccably put together. Slicing electric guitars, padded synths, and an intoxicating New Wave-adjacent swagger add up to songs that are subtly infectious, assured, and eclectic." - stereogum