Marika Hackman has released a video for “Animal Fear” from her forthcoming album. The video is horror themed B-movie style and is juxtaposed to sliding licks throughout the track. However, it makes you pick out the slightly dark edge to “Animal Fear”. The soft airy vocals of Hackman become haunting especially the backing vocals in the intro. Listening to the track and watching the music video is actually very different which is something missing from most music videos these days.
There’s a reason to watch this video, it’s not hugely eventful but it adds something to the song most definitely. There is something quaintly 80s about the arrangement but this is done entirely tastefully. “Animal Fear” in particular is for fans of Sky Ferreira but on listening to “Ophelia” – also from Hackman’s debut album – you can hear hints of Laura Marling. The album We Slept At Last is due to be released on the 16th of Februrary and personally I cannot wait. Watch the video below, and pre-order We Slept at Last here.