Marina (and the Diamonds) gave her first performance of ‘Radioactive‘ at last week’s BT Digital Music Awards. ‘Radioactive‘ is the first single (out now) from Marina’s concept album ‘Electra Heart‘ and was preceded by buzz track ‘Fear And Loathing‘.
“I wrote “Radioactive” in New York in the middle of a heat wave. Introduced to a glittering new nightlife, I fell in love with New York; it has this magic, fizzing white energy that no other city in the world has. I felt happy and was inspired to write a song that felt light and euphoric, a more streamlined, minimalistic style of songwriting. I have changed my approach to songwriting completely, and as a result, written songs I would never have written on my own (i.e on my shit Argos keyboard alone in my bedroom in London).
I’ve been working hard on my new album for a year and a half and hope ‘Radioactive’ can tide you over until its ready… (Argos still features on some of the songs).
I’d love to introduce you all to something soon. An ancient Greek tragedy, old Hollywood fantasy… ”Electra Heart”.
‘Electra Heart’, according to Marina’s own words, embodies the lies, illusions and death of an American Dream.