Marina And The Diamonds: ''Electra Heart' is inspired by Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Marie Antoinette'

Singer names big influences behind new album

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Marina And The Diamonds' Marina Diamandis has claimed that her forthcoming new LP 'Electra Heart' is inspired by icons such as Madonna, Marilyn Monroe and Maria Antoinette.

Speaking on ITV's chatshow Lorraine, the singer said that the aesthetic and style had been influenced by a combination of the Queen Of Pop, the legendary Hollywood actress and the 18th century French Queen.

She said:

It's inspired by Marilyn Monroe, Madonna and Marie Antoinette. [Madonna is] a fearless person. She's been knocked down so many times – for someone to keep going, it shows that they don’t' want to just have fame and success. They want to be a successful artist.


Diamandis also spoke further about the album's subject matter, which she previously described as an "ode to dysfunctional love". "It's a bit cringe, but I wanted it to be a way of personifying love and heartbreak," she said. "The whole campaign is pink and fluffy, it's about love. I can never just make up a story, it has to be something that's happened in my life."

'Electra Heart' is the follow-up to Marina And The Diamonds' 2010 LP 'The Family Jewels' and is due out on April 30, with a single 'Primadonna' set to precede it on April 16.

The new LP contains 12 tracks in all. The single 'Radioactive' - the video for which you can watch below - however, will not feature on the album. Producers who have worked on the record include Diplo (Rolo Tomassi/MIA), Stargate (Rihanna/Chris Brown) and Guys Sigsworth (Bjork/Frou Frou).

Marina And The Diamonds will embark on a UK tour in May in support of the album, playing eight shows across the UK. The gigs begin at Manchester Cathedral on May 4 and run until May 15, when they headline Cardiff Coal Exchange.

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