Sunday, 9 October 2011

Marina and the Diamonds - Radioactive

First she cut her hair off. Then she went blonde. Marina and the Diamonds certainly does not want to be pigeonholed as anyone or anything. And any doubters of her raw talent will be silenced with these four minutes of gorgeous pop.

After the success of her debut album “The Family Jewels”, Marina returned stating that "Electra Heart embodies the lies, illusions and death of the American Dream". Although listening to ‘Radioactive’ it sounds as if she’s embracing it. With a synth riff introduction which could easily be played in every club in the world, ‘Radioactive’ is huge. An accompanying video of her running around the desert in a blonde wig and featuring one of the best sing a long choruses of the year, it shows Marina off as confident in her song writing ability, and unashamedly chasing after a hit. In a recent interview she said that she wanted to be ‘the goth Britney’. If this is anything to go by, it’s fantastic news for the world of pop that that’s her ambition.

By Jessy Parker

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