'Radioactive' New Marina and The Diamonds Single Due in October
When the Family Jewels debuted in the UK back in February of 2010, it entered the chart at #5, which is pretty dang impressive if you ask me. Not only that but the album was a top ten hit in both Ireland and Greece as well. Over here in America (where we're always behind the times) The Family Jewels was preceded by an EP called The American Jewels, released in March. The album followed in May where it ultimately went on to peak at #138 on the Billboard 200 and #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart, likely thanks to a couple of high profile TV appearances and Internet buzz surrounding her debut single "I Am Not a Robot."
She followed the release of her album with a late summer/early fall club tour, even making a stop here in Boston on September 1st, which I unfortunately had to miss as I had just moved to a new apartment. In January it was announced that Marina and The Diamonds would be one of the supporting acts on the U.S. leg of Katy Perry's California Dreams Tour, which was a huge honor for the singer/songwriter who had in the past expressed disappointment in her label, Chop Shop, for not promoting her properly in America. Viewing 2010 as a failure, Diamandis was angry and ready to move forward, channeling that anger into her craft. After cancelling a U.S. tour in the Winter of 2011 due to a shift in her recording schedule, Diamandis got to work on her follow up. Describing the new material to NME, Diamandis told the magazine that her second album would be more lyrically driven, delving deeper into hot button topics like like politics, feminism and sex, calling the album "an abrasive pop record." Between then and now, Diamandis did face several demos leaking but was quick to dismiss them as having nothing to do with the concept of her album. And so we wait.
While we don't have a release date yet for Electra Heart, Diamandis has been hitting the studio with a number of influential pop hitmakers, in addition of course to Liam Howe and DJ Chuckie. Some of those (rumored) names include Guy Sigsworth (Imogen Heap, Madonna), Labrinth (Tinie Tempah, Ms. Dynamite), Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Kylie Minogue), Diplo (Robyn, Beyonce), Dr. Luke (Katy Perry, Ke$ha) and Stargate (Ne-Yo, Rihanna). I absolutely cannot wait to see what she has up her sleeve for this album. Due October 2nd on 679 Artists, UK fans can pre-order "Radioactive" on UK iTunes HERE including remixes by Tom Staar and Chuckie, an acoustic version of the single and more. No word yet on a U.S. release but hopefully we'll get some love too. In the meantime, check out the super hot Chuckie remix below. Also, make sure you go back and watch the two videos above, both directed by Caspar Balslev.
Marina And The Diamonds - Radioactive [Chuckie Remix] by 679artists