Girl power is back! Just a glance the video for her current single ‘Power and Control’ (above) is all you need to reassure yourself.
The Marina and the Diamonds ‘Electra Heart’ album is filled with amazing pop hooks, oozes melodrama, and showcases gritty and honest lyrics , instantly becoming one of our favourite records of 2012. It’s an album campaign that has been very boldly influenced in image and style by figures like Marilyn Monroe and themes of identity, love, and the Americana. All concepts she touched on with her first LP ‘The Family Jewels’, but not nearly as hard hitting or with the same sass and personality as displayed here.
After a number one début in the charts and stellar reviews, it seems the album is set for a re-release sometime later this year. The new song ‘How To Be A Heartbreaker’, due for release 15th September, is the album’s third promotional single – a witty, girly, empowering, and fun how-to guide on how to protect your heart from bad, bad men. Guitars drive the song and lead up to a big pop chorus letting Marina guide you step-by-step with her husky voice on how to fend off users, and use them instead. No harm intended.
Remember girls, don’t wear your heart on your sleeve, wear it on your cheek.
LISTEN TO ‘HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER’
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Marina will be undertaking a full UK headline tour in September and October 2012:
Sept 30th, LEEDS, Met Uni
October 2nd, DUNDEE, Fat Sams
October 4th, LIVERPOOL, Academy
October 5th, PRESTON, 53 Degrees
October 6th, MANCHESTER, Academy
October 8th, LEICESTER, University
October 9th, WOLVERHAMPTON, Wulfrun Hall
October 11th, LONDON, Forum
October 14th, LINCOLN, Engine Shed
October 15th, OXFORD, Academy
– Walter Ugarkovic