SINGLE: ‘PRIMADONNA’ 16TH APRIL
ALBUM: ‘ELECTRA HEART’ 30TH APRIL
Marina and The Diamonds releases her brand new album ‘Electra Heart’ on 679/Atlantic on 30th April 2012. ‘Electra Heart’ is preceded by the first single to be taken from the album, ‘Primadonna’ which is released on 16th April.
‘Electra Heart’ is a huge leap forward for Marina and promises to be one of the most exciting pop releases of 2012, underlining that she is amongst the most talented young British artists around. A ground-to-air missile of ambitious and confident songs, ‘Electra Heart’ was written and recorded in London and LA over the last 18 months whilst on tour. Featuring 12 brand new self-written tracks, Marina handpicked a close group of collaborators to write and produce with including Dr Luke (Katy Perry), Rick Nowels (Madonna), Liam Howe (Sneaker Pimps) and Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen).
‘Electra Heart’ is a blisteringly honest story of identity, love, rejection, doomed romance and hope all tinged with humour and British eccentricity.
Marina says, ”It’s an Ode to dysfunctional love. I based the project around 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. I guess it was a way of dealing with the embarrassment that, for the first time in my life, I got ‘played’. Rejection is a universally embarrassing topic and Electra Heart is my response to that. It is a frank album”
‘Electra Heart’ is the follow up to Marina’s top five debut album ‘The Family Jewels’. Known for her unique and iconic look, and for her attention to every detail of her creative output, she doesn’t disappoint on the artwork for ‘Electra Heart’. Full images and a video for ‘Primadonna’ will be released soon.
The tracklisting for the album is still tbc but tracks include Primadonna, Bubblegum Bitch, Lies, Power and Control, Homewrecker, Starring Role, The State of Dreaming, Living Dead, Sex Yeah, Valley of the Dolls, Hypocrates and Fear and Loathing.
She has taken her critically acclaimed live show to all points on the globe over the last two years and has firmly cemented a reputation as one of the most enthralling performers around.
As well as playing on the forthcoming short tour (Cambridge – 24th Feb, Brighton – 25th Feb, NME Awards show @ Shepherds Bush Empire – 26th Feb) Marina undertakes a full UK tour in May 2012:
May 4th MANCHESTER Cathedral http://bit.ly/GaTours
May 5th LIVE IN LEEDS FESTIVAL 0113 245 5570
May 7th EDINBURGH Queens Hall http://bit.ly/GigsinScotland
May 8th GLASGOW ABC 08444 999 990
May 10th LEAMINGTON Assembly Hall 0844 8541358
May 11th BIRMINGHAM Institute http://bit.ly/AltTickets
May 12th SHEFFIELD Leadmill http://bit.ly/LeadMill
May 14th NORWICH Waterfront http://bit.ly/NWaterfront
May 15th CARDIFF Coal Exchange http://bit.ly/KiliLive
Twitter: http://bit.ly/MarinaTwitter / #electraheart
Official Site: http://bit.ly/MarinaSite