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Record of the week: Boyfriend, by Marika Hackman

21 March, 2017 — By Róisín Gadelrab


MARIKA Hackman’s sign of the times single, Boyfriend, is not out until June but the song – about a girl’s affair with another guy’s girlfriend – is getting plenty of airplay. The wistful-sounding melody complements the guilty lyrics, but the grunge-light chorus betrays this sentiment. Perhaps it’s not guilt after all.

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