November 30, 2009
Marina, obsessed with the mess that is America
Marina & The Diamonds released a new video today for her (yes, it's just her) first official single Hollywood (see below). The track is one of the "big guns" she's been saving and it's all about the hot mess that is America. In a perfect bit of unintended guerrilla marketing, the Welsh diva(lette) has been in the United States for the past two weeks, in New York City and LA, devouring all things American, which basically means shoes, dresses and $150 breakfasts. Like so many before her who've visited New York for the first time, Marina has declared she wants to live there. To quote Sandra Bernhard, if you can make it there, you'll fail everywhere else!
The song's great and there's no getting over this gem of a line: "Oh my Gawd, you look like just like Shakira, no no you're Catherine Zeta. Actually my name's Marina." The debut album, Family Jewels, is out February 15. She's been taking some shit from fans about the unofficial tracklist having too many familiar songs, which is odd given that we've actually not heard the final versions of most of them.
Note the linked titles take you to the video or demo on youtube
1. Are You Satisfied?
2. Shampain Massive- this could be a hit single.
3. I Am Not A Robot
5. Mowgli's Road
6. Obsessions the best
8. The Outsider
9. Hermit The Frog
Marina & The Diamonds Hollywood:
Deluxe. It reminds me a bit of the work of photographers Ellen Von Unwerth and Tim Walker. She's totally Vogue now and, thank God, has not gone bottle blond. We don't need another goddamned blond woman in pop music, thanx (except for, of course, Ellie Goulding).
Marina & The Diamonds Glastonbury Interview 2009:
Could she be any cuter?
See alsoTalia, Shiny And New, and the comprehensive fansite