Marina & The Diamonds – Primadonna (& Burns remix)
April 9, 2012
— Katy Perry, Ratatat
Track 1 is rated: 1 Pill – entry-level for music novices
Track 2 is rated: 2 Pills – intermediate musicologist level
Hi there, Dr. Whuzzerface here!
Marina Lambrini Diamondis must have been born under a lucky star. This singer/songwriter siren not only has a rad last name that was basically destined for stardom, but she has a killer set of pipes too. A sassy alto lass who hails from Wales, she has been on my music radar since I heard “Mowgli’s Road” back in 2009.
Her new album Electra Heart comes out on April 30th but singles from it have been trickling out and lemme tell you, I will be buying it a midnight for sure. Now you may notice that there are 2 tracks below for “Primadonna”. The first one is the original that will be on the album. I think the best description of this is an “I’m a woman, I’m in charge” type of pop song, exactly what you’d expect with from the title. Really though, Marina is poking fun the whole time at the type of girls that “get what I ask for, even though I don’t deserve it”. What I love most is that Marina is a mixture of Florence Welch (of Florence + The Machine) and Katy Perry in this song. This song is destined for top 40-dom and I guarantee it will get there in the UK at least, if not here in the states.
The second track is more of my typical flavor. It’s a remix off of the “Primadonnas” singles (which come out in a little over a week). The remix artist on this one goes by Burns and I honestly have diddly information on him. However, this rendition has some differing pros about it from the original. It starts off with an echoey vinyl record playing. On the other layers start building, vocals of “oh” “wow” and “yeah” are repeated with a HEAVILY Ratatat-esque beat and chord arpeggios. Basically, I love this version and couldn’t talk about the original without mentioning this “diamond” as well.