Marina and the Diamonds singer Marina Diamandis has revealed how her new album Electra Heart was inspired by, not only her own experience in love and heartbreak, but also by the likes of Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. Marina also discussed the recent tour where she supported Katy Perry.
Diamandis explained to Lorraine, "It's a bit cringe, but I wanted it to be a way of personifying love and heartbreak. The whole campaign is pink and fluffy, it's about love. I can never just make up a story, it has to be something that's happened in my life."
She added, "It's inspired by Marilyn Monroe, Madonna and Marie Antoinette. [Madonna is] a fearless person, she's been knocked down so many times. For someone to keep going, it shows that they don't want to just have fame and success, they want to be a successful artist."
Marina continued, "[The tour was] phenomenal. She is really incredible. She created this cartoon-like image, but she's quite serious. She's incredible live, I got to see a big pop production up close so it was wonderful for me."
Marina and the Diamonds is set to release her new album Electra Heart on April