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I’m a late convert to Ms Marina Diamandis, better known as Marina and the Diamonds, and have only recently got into first album ‘The Family Jewels’ despite it having been around a couple of years already.
Interviews with Marina hint at a poppier offering this time around, and also calls it a ‘concept album’ – the concept being that somewhere along the line, she’s most certainly had her heart broken! Electra Heart has been produced and co-written with Dr Luke and Greg Kurstin, and features various characters, or sides of a personality in tracks like Bubblegum Bitch and Homewrecker, as well as some bona fide break-up songs like Fear and Loathing or Lies.
On the down side, the first single, Primadonna, has been reviewed by the NME as ‘a giant guff of saccharine nothing’ so when it comes to writing about heartbreak, we can hazard a guess that she’s no Adele or Lana Del Rey. Still, if you like a bit of electronic pop with your broken heart, and you liked ‘The Family Jewels’ it’s probably worth a listen…
Listen for yourself…what do you think?
Out 30th April