Marika Hackman has given us a taste of her upcoming album, We Sleep At Last, due to release on Feburary 16th. At the beginning of 'Animal Fear', you expect the track is going to remain moody and haunting, but it doesn't. Even if throughout it there is a mysterious aura, there is something about the track that isn't completely dark. It's as if the darkness is approaching, almost lurking. Marika does an incredible job of maintaing a mood that is light, even with a the lugubrious sounding percussion deep in the background.
If this is a preview of what we should expect to hear on her forthcoming album, then I couldn't be more excited to hear the rest of the project. 'Animal Fear' and the previously released 'Drown' are a sure sign that Marika is on track to release a record that will be both unique and memorable.