Yes! Yes! Yes!
We've been waiting for this news for so long, and it's finally here!
Marina and the Diamonds has announced their new album, Electra Heart, will be released on April 30th, with its lead single, Primadonna, dropping April 16th!
According to the press release:
‘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).
And Marina explains the concept behind the album:
”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”
We have absolutely been ENTHRALLED with what we've heard so far, so we can only imagine what's to come!
Although the tracklisting hasn't been set in stone, check out the featured tracks and upcoming TOUR DATES for Electra Heart…AFTER THE JUMP!
Lies, Power and Control
The State of Dreaming
Valley of the Dolls
Fear and Loathing
May 4th MANCHESTER - Cathedral
May 5th LIVE IN LEEDS FESTIVAL
May 7th EDINBURGH - Queens Hall
May 8th GLASGOW - ABC
May 10th LEAMINGTON - Assembly Hall
May 11th BIRMINGHAM - Institute
May 12th SHEFFIELD - Leadmill
May 14th NORWICH - Waterfront
May 15th CARDIFF - Coal Exchange
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