Taken from upcoming album I'm Not Your Man, "My Lover Cindy" is a commentary on how people treat each other as disposable, and how sex can be a "throwaway thing" leading to a "terror of falling out of love with people" and distrusting your own emotions.
The theme of gender fluidity runs through the song. Hackman says, "People find it easier now to identify as queer, lesbian or gay, it feels more safe." Hackman hasn't yet decided how to define her own sexuality, but has enough experience to know what she isn't.
For her work on I'm Not Your Man, Hackman made a conscious decision to turn up the volume and take a more raucous approach to recording in the studio. "I wanted to let rip and lose control. That's the kind of music I've always wanted to make. When I was younger I wasn't looking at Joni Mitchell. I was looking at Nirvana thinking, 'I wanna be like that!''"
She also recently put together a live band for touring, and is looking forward to seeing what fans think of her new direction. "I can't wait to see the reaction," she says. "That's the thrill of reinventing yourself. I might piss off a lot people but this is still my brain, it's still my world, and I'm gonna create it how I want."
I'm Not Your Man is out 2nd June 2017 on AMF Records.
Full tour dates are listed below:
May - 18th @ The Great Escape, Brighton // 29th @ Mama Roux's, Birmingham // 30th @ King Tut's, Glasgow // 31st @ Deaf Institute, Manchester
June - 1st @ Heaven, London
July - 14th @ Latitude Festival, Henham Park
August - 25th @ Reading & Leeds Festival, Reading/Leeds
September - 3rd @ End of the Road Festival, Wiltshire