Marina Diamandis: 'UK didn't understand 'Electra Heart''

Marina And The Diamonds singer says Brits didn't get the album's humour

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Marina And The Diamonds' Marina Diamandis has claimed that UK didn't understand her 'Electra Heart' album.

The singer released the follow-up to her 2010 debut 'The Family Jewels' earlier this year but, despite the LP debuting at Number One in the Official UK Albums Chart, she told the Huffington Post that some of the British public "didn't get" the record's humour.

Speaking about the album's popularity in America, she said: "It's been so instant that I've come over and sold out my tour and I've never really done that before. People are getting the humour. It's such a relief to be here for six weeks because it feels effortless."

She added:

When I first changed [musical direction] people said, 'She's sold out' and they totally didn't get the humour. It's a tongue-in-cheek record but it also deals with the truth about love and commercialism and just being a young person, really.


Last month (July 31), Diamandis said that she finds it "really annoying" when she is compared to the likes of Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Lana Del Rey and claimed she "can't wait for a time I can just be classed as myself".

You can watch a new video interview with Marina Diamandis by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking. She tours the UK in October.

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