Rest In Peace: Marina And The Diamonds Kills ‘Electra Heart’ With Final Chapter

by Bradley Stern

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The pop funerals just keep on coming.

After Katy Perry sent her Teenage Dream six feet under in her latest “Roar” teaser, Marina And The Diamonds has just put the final nail in the coffin of her flawless sophomore record, Electra Heart.

Two years to the day that she first premiered “Fear & Loathing” — the official introduction into the era — the “Primadonna” pop princess is now bringing it all to an end with “Electra Heart,” the final chapter.

The long awaited title track (which she teased during the last leg of her Lonely Hearts Club Tour) is a crashing, synth-heavy explosion of stuttering vocals and big dub-y beats. “For forgiveness, you could always pray / That the sickness, it could go away,” Marina almightily declares, as flashes of all of the Electra Heart-era videos flash across the screen, including “Radioactive,” “Primadonna” and “Power & Control.”

In the final second of the clip, she seals the deal: With a quick smudge, the black heart on her cheek is wiped away.


Rest in peace, Electra Heart — you will be deeply missed. Thank you for the wonderful memories…and the blood, guts and chocolate cake.

Electra Heart was released on April 30, 2012. (iTunes)

  • mariemagdalene

    i’m sad it’s over… and this is such a good track!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Luke-Stammen/1431480235 Luke Stammen

    can’ wait for what’s next!

  • http://twitter.com/yayjulian yayjulian

    So it wasn’t a tattoo?

  • Blackout (Jay Z fan)

    Very Katy Perry influenced. Pinch me, Shazam!

  • Joshua Pingley

    One of the best eras in pop music. I loved it. And what a great way to end it all.

  • http://www.vertigoshtick.com Vertigo Shtick

    I don’t know about FLAWLESS, but I did ultimately enjoy this album – at least, the parts of it that managed to grow on me over the course of a very slow burn from my initial “moderate dislike” to “meh, flaws are charming”

  • http://www.vertigoshtick.com Vertigo Shtick

    That said, I AM ready for a new project.

  • http://popbytes.com/ Michael Knudsen

    Electra Heart is without a doubt FLAWLESS!