Marika Hackman – “Ophelia”

“I am on my hands and knees
Bending at the heart of me
Hiding in the midnight of my soul
Please don’t break the shell that I call home”

In “Ophelia,” Marika’s loneliness takes form in many different ways: the guitar strums on the 2nd and 4th beats, the distance of her voice from the microphone, the eerie vibrato, the lack of a full drum set, just to name a few. All of these sounds together create a deep, dark, beautiful misery.

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