Review of Power and Control by Marina and The Diamonds

Review of Power and Control by Marina and The Diamonds

So Marina and The Diamonds, one of those acts that critics love yet their single sales never seem to match.  However, Marina‘s ‘Electra Heart’ album hit the number one spot and now a support role on Coldplay‘s tour.  This single could be the one that translates the critics accolades with single sales.

Review of Marina and the diamonds Power and Control

Review of Marina and the Diamonds Power and Control

So as the title ‘Power and Control’ suggests, the song and video are based around Marina taking control over what seems a male suitor.  The video shows various scenes including the blonde haired Marina throw a full bucker over the man.

The single, scheduled to be released on 9 July, 2012 sees Marina co-write with Steve Angello from Swedish House Mafia with production credits for Greg Kurstin.  The result is a good electro pop tune with some great lyrics that tell a real story.  If you listen closely, the track really takes the listener on a journey demonstrating a real willingness to be in complete control, yet the vulnerability in her makes you wonder if control is ever achieved.  This feeling is probably best illustrated with this snippet from the lyrics “Power and control, I’m gonna make you fall, Power and control, I’m gonna make you fall, Women and men, we are the same, But love will always be a game, A human vulnerability, Doesn’t mean that I am weak, That I am weak, I am weak, I am weak, I am weak, weak, weak…”

The strong beats and lively delivery of the complex sentiment of love’s struggles in this track are expertly composed and we encourage everybody to take a listen.  Let Marina take control of your ear drums.

Marina kicks off her tour, following the earlier postponements due to illness, in Norwich on 18 June, taking in the likes of Glasgow, Cardiff and Birmingham finally wrapping up in Sheffield on 30 June.  She then returns to the US to support Coldplay on their US dates.

June 18th              Norwich               Waterfront

June 20th              Glasgow               ABC

June 21st              Edinburgh           Queens Hall

June 22nd             Manchester       Cathedral

June 24th              Leamington        Assembly Hall

June 25th              London                 Tabernacle

June 27th              Cardiff                  Corn Exchange

June 29th              Birmingham        Institute

June 30th              Sheffield              Leadmill

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