If your name was Marina Diamandis, you could either channel your natural musical gifts into a probably highbrow and fairly boring career as an opera singer playing the Kennedy Center, or you could call yourself Marina & The Diamonds and write shameless pop songs about American greed being the American dream. Hey sis, our greed made the current global economy possible! Actually wait, nevermind. Moving on, Marina has been plucking our heartstrings since we employed a couple of her remixes to kill winter earlier this year, and word now comes that her debut LP, The Family Jewels, is on its way to the UK and US early next year. But before all that we have the Kinga Burza-directed video for her endearingly insulting first single. If we were less emotionally stable, this is exactly the kind of mean streak that would make us fall in love.
December 01, 2009