Marina, formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, is officially back.
Pop music is saved! After three long years, Marina returns to the scene with new single, “Handmade Heaven.” It’s the first release off the singer’s forthcoming “contemporary pop record,” and something she’s had in the vault for more than a year.
On it, Marina’s delicate vocals fold over soaring production crafted by Joel Little. She sings about a precious, untouchable paradise. It’s romantic, ethereal and cinematic.
“I envy the birds high up in the trees / They live out their lives so purposefully,” she sings. “I envy the spiders, the squirrels and seeds / They all find their way automatically.”
There’s also a winter wonderland themed video for the song (see below).
Marina’s songwriting shines here. Adulthood feels so complicated some times. We’re inundated with information about the world’s inevitable implosion, so a song about daydreaming feels pretty perfect.
Marina’s new albums, Love + Fear, drops April 26th. Both albums contain 8 tracks each.
In an interview with Dazed, the singer says she collaborated with an elite team of “the most talked-about writers and producers of the past decade.” Because of the mod podge of talent, Marina expects the new record to feel less thematic than her past works, like FROOT.
The singer also announced a tour. See what’s good below:
My new album is called ‘LOVE + FEAR’.— MARINA (@MarinaDiamandis) February 14, 2019
Two 8 track collections that form a set.
Out April 26th. pic.twitter.com/MRbJmI28Xt