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Dainty in appearance, yet dangersome in demeanour; Electra Heart by Marina And The Diamonds @MarinasDiamonds

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Marina And The Diamonds second album, ‘Electra Heart’, is currently sitting pretty at the top of the UK album chart. If the album were to represent a singular female character, she would certainly be dainty in appearance, yet dangersome in demeanour.

The electro-pop singer-songwriter has said that she based the album around traditional female character types, commonly found in love stories, film and theatre:

 …usually ones associated with power and control in love, as opposed to weakness or defeat.

These characters include the Primadonna and the Homewrecker and Diamandis’s tongue is firmly planted in her cheek; she uses elements of ‘the American dream’ and Greek tragedy to create an empowered yet perhaps morally and spiritually vacant female character and the result is a twelve track album of evolution and electronic excellence. For me, this album manages to surpass the wonder that was debut album, ‘The Family Jewels.’ Don’t take my word for it though; you can listen to the full album below and I guarantee that you will be rushing to purchase your very own copy.


Marina will be supporting Coldplay on their upcoming European tour, before embarking on a headline tour of the UK. Dates and ticket details can be found at the link below.

Album track listing includes: Bubblegum Bitch / Primadonna / Lies / Homewrecker / Starring Role / The State of Dreaming / Power &  Control / Living Dead / Teen Idle / Valley of the Dolls / Hypocrates / Fear and Loathing

shelleyhanveywriter 🙂


Written by shelleyhanveywriter

May 8, 2012 at 12:50 pm

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