Marika Hackman - Drown - Video

Talented British singer/songwriter MARIKA HACKMAN presents the official music video for her latest single Drown. You might remember that NOTHING BUT HOPE AND PASSION named the song ‘Sound of the Night’ a while ago. And since the Hampshire-based artist sings about drowning it makes sense to perform the song under water in her new video.

Mrs. HACKMAN on the clip: ‘The song itself deals with the idea of suffocating on the power of human emotion and finding it painful yet strangely euphoric in a masochistic way. With my music not a lot of people pick up the underlying violence within the lyrics so I wanted to create a video that would indulge in the dark but beautiful intensity of these words. Working with the directors, Brian and Karl, we drew inspiration from the works of American video artist Bill Viola and the way he contrasts human subjects with the black voids he places them in, to create an erie beauty and serenity which simultaneously belies the violence of what is actually happening.

The debut album by the artist, We Slept At Last, will be released on February 16. Watch the new clip right here.

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Alternative video link right here.