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

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

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Marina And The Diamonds

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.

Read More On This Artist

Video: Marina & The Diamonds - NME Awards 2012 Interview

More News
Shakira partners with Fisher-Price for line of baby toys
Depeche Mode share live version of 'Enjoy The Silence' from Anton Corbijn concert film...
Tinchy Stryder and Chuckle Brothers share video for collaborative track 'To Me, To You'...
CMJ festival issues statement concerning Ebola scare
She And Him share cover of Dusty Springfield's 'Stay Awhile'
One Direction fan-fiction writer signs six-figure book deal
Klaxons hint at split: forthcoming UK tour will be their last
Panda Bear announces new album 'Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper' – hear first song now
Muse working with AC/DC producer on new studio album
Gerard Way covers Sleater-Kinney's 'I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone' – watch
Iggy Azalea teams with MØ for new single 'Beg For It' - listen
Thurston Moore criticises Twitter users who 'exist on scandal'
Brian Eno to reissue four albums with unreleased music
Lady Gaga helps gay friend propose to his boyfriend during Manchester gig
Everything Everything to complete new album in public during Manchester Library artist residency
Superfood stream debut album 'Don't Say That' – listen
Renowned music photographer David Redfern dies
Joanna Gruesome announce 2015 London residency
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performs live with Joan Jett – watch
Kenny G denies meddling in foreign affairs after attending Hong Kong pro-democracy protest
Ozzy Osbourne urges original drummer Bill Ward to rejoin Black Sabbath for final album
Courtney Love claims she and Dave Grohl have a £6k bet about strippers

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM