Aural Ecstasy: Marina and the Diamonds

I discovered Marina Diamandis after many assorted tumblr posts and gif sets and I never looked back. I’ve listened to her album Electra Heart nonstop; and while it’s not a genre that I would usually find myself listening to, I enjoy it nonetheless. The album is a mix of pop and electronic styles, but the premise is to make fun of the Barbie-esque image that female pop stars, as well as other women in show-business, usually embody.

Marina describes her vision for the album’s titular character during an interview with Peter Robinson of Pop Justice,

“Electra Heart is the antithesis of everything that I stand for. And the point of introducing her and building a whole concept around her is that she stands for the corrupt side of American ideology, and basically that’s the corruption of yourself. My worst fear—that’s anyone’s worst fear—is losing myself and becoming a vacuous person. And that happens a lot when you’re very ambitious.”  [x]

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