10.15.12 - New Music - Marina and the Diamonds
Marina and the Diamonds is having a big year, isn’t she?
After ditching her old sound in favor for a Stargate/Greg Kurstin/Dr. Luke/Cirkut-produced electro pop flavor, she’s gone all the way. She is now on her third single from album ‘Electra Heart’, and she’s doing very well in the UK (well, the album and the first single did well. Second single “Power and Control” didn’t fare so well). Hopefully her streak will continue.
First of all, the video. I mean, DUH. Locker room shower boys? Yeah, ok. I WONDER if she’s trying to go for the gay audience.
The song itself is fairly catchy, but it is definitely a third single. The music is better than the lyrics and the singing, and even the music is fairly plain. We’ve heard this production from Dr. Luke and Benny Blanco, both of whom seem to be overextending themselves these days.
It’s a fine pop song, but not one that will go down in history or be remembered. No worries though.