"Covers" by Marika Hackman
Like many artists during Covid Marika Hackman felt inspired to create new music. But rather than battle with writer’s block she chose to put out an album of covers. Simply titled “Covers,” Marika Hackman’s fourth album is an eclectic mixture of covers set to Hackman’s intimate atmospheric sound. She covers a range of artists on this from Grimes to Beyonce. With each song reimagined as thoughtfully dark pop songs. “Covers” follows Hackman’s 2019 release “Any Human Friends” but in press releases for the album says this sound is more akin to her debut “We Slept At Last.” While it’s not her original songs, Hackman still imbues each song with her own personality and introspection, making this a worthwhile listen.
By Emma Chekroun