Featured Artist: Marina and the Diamonds

by February 11, 2013
filed under Entertainment

“Question what the TV tells you, questions what a pop star sells you, question mom and question dad, question good and question bad.”

Marina has it right, and that’s rare when it comes to a pop star that’s constantly creating hits. The 27-year-old’s sex positive attitude is boosting gurls up through her catchy tunes and glamorous look as she relates to everyday young women. “I was terribly awkward for a long time. I really craved to be part of one thing because I never felt too connected to anybody and now I feel I have that all around me.”

When asked about her stage name, Marina and the Diamonds, Marina says: “I never envisaged a character, pop project, band or solo artist. I saw a simple group made up of many people who had the same hearts.” Her stage name is the translation of her surname, which means “Diamonds” in Greek. Marina says the Diamonds are not her backing band, but her fans.

In her song, Teen Idle, Marina sings about wasting youth while wanting to be a bottle blonde and being suicidal.

Marina moved to London when she was 18, and while trying to make it in the music biz she auditioned for a Reggae boy band. She dressed up in male attire to try to charm the pants off the record label and get them to sign her. “I was delusional with drive,” she says. But the record label called her back a week later.

In Sex Yeah, off her new album, Elektra Heart, Marina sings, “if women were religiously recognized sexually we wouldn’t have to feel the need to show our assets to feel free.” She often criticizes American culture and is “deadly serious” about the statements she makes in her music. Other tracks from the Welsh pop star are How to Be a Heartbreaker, Homewrecker and Bubblegum Bitch – all which prove deeper upon listening than they sound.

Listen to DJ Liam Breen’s remix of Sex Yeah here.

Watch Perez Hilton‘s interview with Marina below.

You can find Marina’s latest album, Elektra Heart, available on iTunes here.

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