Tag Archives: Marina and the Diamonds

Marina Diamandis enlists Big Taste, Jesse Saint John for new collaboration

19 Apr

Marina Diamandis, professionally known as Marina and the Diamonds, has enlisted Big Taste and Jesse Saint John for a new collaboration.

Saint John’s songwriting credits include Britney Spears’ “Love Me Down,” Charli XCX’s “Secret (Shh),” Brooke Candy’s “Rubber Band Stacks,” Erika Jayne’s “Xxxpen$ive,” Lola Blanc’s “Slay,” and Harloe’s “All in My Feelings.”

Meanwhile, Big Taste is known for his productions works with Justin Bieber (“Company”), Maty Noyes (“Falling Out of Love”), Jake Miller (“Overnight”), Sage the Gemini (“Now and Later”) and Train (“Ziplock of Sunshine”).

Diamandis, on the other hand, is expected to release her fourth studio collection later this year via Neon Gold Records and Atlantic Records.

The follow-up to 2015’s “Froot” reportedly delivers further productions from Noah Breakfast (Kanye West), James Flannigan (Kodaline), Cass Lowe (Sam Smith) and Jonny Coffer (Emeli Sande).

Among the songwriters expected to appear on the still-untitled project are Anita Blay (Little Mix), Bonnie McKee (Kylie Minogue), Sarah Hudson (Santigold), Diana Gordon (Beyonce) and Sam Romans (Craig David).

Stream “Froot” below.

Jess Glynne recruits Starsmith for debut album

14 Aug


Jess Glynne has recruited Starsmith for her upcoming debut album.

The British songwriter and record producer – born Finlay Dow Smith – previously collaborated with artists including Joel Compass [Polydor Records], Charli XCX [Atlantic Records] and Clare Maguire [Virgin EMI Records].

Some of his notable credits include Marina and the Diamonds’ “Hollywood” [679 Artists], Ellie Goulding’s “Guns and Horses” [Polydor Records] and Kylie Minogue’s “Put Your Hands Up (If You Feel the Love)” [Parlophone Records].

Meanwhile, Jess Glynne’s debut album is expected to be released later this year via Black Butter Records in partnership with Atlantic Records.

Lead single “Right Here” – written by Glynne and Janee Bennett along with Kye Gibbon and Matthew Robson-Scott of Gorgon City – is now available for download via iTunes and all other digital outlets.

For her highly-anticipated LP, the “Rather Be” star also enlisted hitmakers Fraser T. Smith, Andrea Martin, Naughty Boy, Emeli Sande, and Mojam.

Watch the music video for “Right Here” below.

Marina and the Diamonds unveils music video for ‘Lies’

17 Jul

Marina and the Diamonds has unveiled a new music video online.

“Lies” is taken from the Welsh singer/songwriter’s sophomore album, “Electra Heart,” out now via Warner Music Group / 679 Artists / Atlantic Records.

The track was written by Marina Diamandis along with Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Britney Spears, Katy Perry), Henry “Cirkut” Walter (Rihanna, Adam Lambert) and Thomas “Diplo” Pentz (Bruno Mars, Mike Posner).

“Electra Heart” – which debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart – features additional productions and songwriting contributons from Greg Kurstin (Beyonce Knowles, Sky Ferreira), Rick Nowels (Colbie Caillat, Jason Mraz), Liam Howe (Mikky Ekko, Ellie Goulding) and Stargate: Tor Erik Hermansen & Mikkel Storleer Eriksen (Jessie J, Mariah Carey).

Marina and the Diamonds, Charli XCX debut new song ‘Just Desserts’

2 May

Marina and the Diamonds has debuted a new song online.

“Just Desserts” – produced by Dan Dare – was posted as a free download on the Welsh singer/songwriter’s official SoundCloud page.

The track features Charli XCX, who recently released her debut album “True Romance” via Warner Music Group / Asylum Records. The project was prominently produced by hitmaker Ariel Rechtshaid.

Meanwhile, Marina and the Diamonds – real name Marina Diamandis – has released her sophomore album “Electra Heart” in April 2012 via Warner Music Group / 679 Artists / Atlantic Records. That project debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart. It also delivered three hit singles in the shape of “Primadonna,” “Power & Control” and “How to Be a Heartbreaker.”

Marina and the Diamonds unveils music video for new single ‘The State of Dreaming’

4 Mar

Marina and the Diamonds has unveiled the music video for her new single online.

“The State of Dreaming” marks the fourth promotional single from the Welsh singer/songwriter’s sophomore album, “Electra Heart,” available now via Warner Music Group / 679 Artists / Atlantic Records.

The track was co-written and produced by Rick Nowels and Devrim Karaoglu, who also teamed up with the artist on “Hypocrates” and “Valley of the Dolls.”

Other musicians backing Marina Diamandis on “Electra Heart” are Greg Kurstin (Dido Armstrong, Kylie Minogue), Wesley “Diplo” Pentz (Miley Cyrus, Usher Raymond), Lukasz “Dr. Luke” Gottwald (Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez) and Henry “Cirkut” Walter (Adam Lambert, Ellie Goulding).