NEWS : THU, APR 6, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Listen To “My Lover Cindy” off Marika Hackman’s Upcoming Album ‘I’m Not Your Man’ (Premiere via Stereogum)

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[Photo Credit: Steve Gullick]

Hello, good looking music appreciator. We have some exciting news for you! Stereogum has just premiered Marika Hackman’s “My Lover Cindy,” the newest track from ’I’m Not Your Man’ (out June 2nd). Have a listen to it here.

Stereogum says of the track, ““If I was a liar, I would call you my friend,” London-based songwriter Marika Hackman opens on her new single “My Lover Cindy.” It’s an immediately biting line that embodies the rule rather than the exception on her upcoming album I’m Not Your Man, a collection of unabashedly real songs. Hackman’s greatest weapon is her words, and she uses her dark wit to lure you in while conveying strong messages about her life and society [see premiere April 6th].”

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“MY LOVER CINDY”
If I was a liar
I would call you my friend
Let’s hope the feeling’s mutual in the end.
 
Symbiosis
Can we keep it how it was?
Now the levy’s broken I want more
 
‘Cause I’m a greedy pig
I’m gonna get my fill
I’m gonna keep my eyes on the prize
And I’ll suck you dry I will
 
I’m no pariah
But I’ll try to pretend
And hope you keep your distance
Now and then
 
Same prognosis
It was fated from the start
We could be together
Take my heart
 
But I’m a lousy lover
Even if I try
I can go for a couple of weeks
Then the feelings calcify
 
And it burns away my mind 
I don’t know why I know why but I like you
 
‘Cause I’m a greedy pig
I’m gonna get my fill
I’m gonna keep my eyes on the prize
And I’ll suck you dry I will
 
‘Cause I’m a fucking pig
I’m gonna get my fill
I’m gonna keep my eyes on the prize
And I’ll suck you dry I will.

Oh I will.

There’s an open-ended nature to I’m Not Your Man: the discussions within, conversations on femininity, sex and sexual identity, millennial ennui, the pressures of living in a social media bubble and the perils of being young in a fast-paced industry. Says Marika, “The record’s all about female relationships, romance and breakdowns, but there’s also a dim worldview going on. I’m Not Your Man can either mean, ‘I’m not your man, I’m your woman’, or it can mean, ‘I’m not a part of this…’,” explains Marika. It’s a fiery statement from a songwriter who no longer wants to be shackled to limiting descriptions [read more here].


I’m Not Your Man will be released on CD / LP / DL / CS and is now available to preorder in North America from Sub Pop here and Marika Hackman’s official website here. LP preorders through megamart.subpop.com and select independent retailers will receive the Loser edition on green and orange swirled vinyl with a bonus 7” (while supplies last). There will also be a new t-shirt design available.


Posted by Rachel White