August 22, 2011
Marina: A long way from Wales...
Today Marina And The Diamonds takes a big leap forward. Radioactive is her "sell out" moment, or so she intimated in a blog post awhile back. But it isn't. Yes, it's totally In The Now, or maybe even the recent past, as if she did a mashup with Rihanna. But she has not gone Ibiza disco - that's a ruse. The message of the lyric is pure Marina, who has long been obsessed with all things America: Our "ready to be let down" culture, Britney Spears and her own "nuclear" meltdown. There's even a neon gold reference, so Marina has clearly not forgotten her roots. The actual song at the heart of this is beautiful.
And the end, when she rips off the wig, is great. She's gorgeous.
Here is part 1: Fear And Loathing