Marika Hackman drops a new delicate Single, ‘The Yellow Mile’

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Ahead of her new album, ‘Big Sigh‘ dropping this Friday 12th January – today, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Marika Hackman releases her new single ‘The Yellow Mile,’. It arrives alongside a video co-directed by Marika and Nàtalia Pàges and sees Marika being buried alive.

‘The Yellow Mile’ is the fourth track to be lifted from Marika’s forthcoming album Big Sigh – her first in 4 years, coming out 12 January via Chrysalis Records. ‘The Yellow Mile’ follows the single ‘Slime’ which featured on the BList at BBC 6 Music.

One of the many highlights on ‘Big Sigh,’ and the album closer, ‘The Yellow Mile’ is Marika at her most authentic and intimate. With raw, scratchy acoustic guitar it brings us close to her with its subtly dislocating tenderness. ‘The Yellow Mile’ is a moment of reflection on her new album, a song which Marika wanted to feel like the opposite of a grand finale, to feel small again; it was also the last song she wrote for the record. Marika explains: “I wanted to go back to my roots as a songwriter, me and a guitar, crafted, very immediate.”