It’s all Valley of the Dolls meets Marie Antoinette meets Beethoven (I Love to Listen To), in the new video for Marina and the Diamonds’, Primadonna, the lead single off the new album, Electra Heart. We are happy to report the single is very Marina, but adds a little extra kick (and Kylie sample) to make it more club/radio friendly. We predict a hit here. Let them eat cake, Marina, let them eat cake.
Homewrecker is the latest track from Marina and the Diamonds and is a happy-go-lucky electropop number that on the surface could be from the musical catalog of Katy Perry, but lyrically is far more sinister and undeniably Marina. It will appear on her new album, Electra Heart, but is not touted to be released as a single. On Homewrecker, Marina is all tease, an “image of deception.” Whether this flirtation with the mainstream that began with Radioactive earlier this year will pay off big or just alienate her current fans remains to be seen. If you like it, be sure to visit her website, where you can download this track for free. Our favorite parts are the filtered spoken bits that remind us of Miss Kitten & the Hacker and the line, “I guess you could say that my life’s a mess, but I’m still looking pretty in this dress.” Amen sister.
The internet is buzzing today over a new song, video and hairstyle by British singer, Marina & The Diamonds. Fear & Loathing is the first installment of a two-part video series titled, Electra Heart, and Marina insists it will not be released as a single. Marina promises the final segment will be released next week. The video seems to be the consequences of earlier single, Hollywood, and explores feelings of alientation resulting from losing oneself while trying to please others for fame and materialism. But with darkness, Marina finds light, within herself, and begins cutting her hair as a way to symbolically cleanse herself from the self destructive behavior that isolated herself from others and herself. To paraphrase the 80’s hit by The Bangles, It’s Just Another Self-Reflective Monday.