– Yes. Iconic.
– Oh my god. When I first heard this,
I was driving, and I almost crashed, because it was that good. ♪ (industrial music) ♪ – ♪ Primadonna girl, yeah ♪ ♪ All I ever wanted was the world ♪ – I don’t think I know who this is. – Oh, this is
Marina and the Diamonds. – YES!! (screams)
I love Marina so much! – (squeals) Oh my god!! – ♪ The primadonna life,
the rise and fall ♪ – Oh my god. Is this happening?
Wait, wait. I need a second. I need a second! (exhales)
Okay. Wait, I really need to relax. Oh my god! I’m reacting
to Marina?! Are you joking?
– ♪ The primadonna life, the rise and fall ♪
♪ You say that I’m ♪ – (singing along) ♪ …kind
of difficult ♪ ♪ But it’s always
someone else’s fault ♪ – ♪ Got you wrapped
around my finger, babe ♪ – You know, sometimes
when I look at her, she reminds me of Sheila. – (singing along)
♪ Primadonna girl ♪ ♪ Would you do
anything for me? ♪ It’s gonna be
Karaoke Sheila all video. – This was the best era
for her as well. This was the Electra Heart era. – (singing along) ♪ Pop the
pretty question right now, baby ♪ – ♪ Ooh ♪
– She makes me so happy and sad. – ♪ Every day is
a chore, chore, chore ♪ – I’m not gonna say I know her yet,
but this is really good. – ♪ …more, more ♪
♪ I wanna be adored ♪ – Yes. Oh my god.
I’m so excited! – I’m like 10 out of 10 super happy. – This album, it was
a character that she created. That’s when I fell
in love with her. I didn’t start off
with her first album. – She’s so underrated, so I was
not expecting to be reacting to her. I used to write, “React
to Marina and the Diamonds” before I was on the show, so reacting to her
right now, it’s surreal. ♪ (funky electro music) ♪
– ♪ Froo-oo-oo-oot ♪ – Froot. I love this
music video so much. – Look at her figure!
She’s a literal goddess. – She looks gorgeous as always. – ♪ This ain’t my
first time at the rodeo ♪ – This sound is very ’80s,
but her look is very ’60s. – (singing along) ♪ Ready
to be juiced ♪ She knows how to write
in a very subtle way something very sensual. – ♪ Life couldn’t get… ♪
– It’s definitely stylistic. It definitely has a style.
– ♪ …give me a reason ♪ ♪ That it’s not the right season ♪
– Oh, so good. – Her version of pop is just so fun,
and it’s not the same lyrics over and over and over again.
– She kind of has the sound in between super mainstream
and super indie, and it works so well for her. – ♪ She is a Polish
girl in America ♪ ♪ Tall, tanned
hot blonde called… ♪ – Okay, this is one
of her more popular songs. – Yeah, this is her first album.
– ♪ I don’t wanna end up living in a dive on Vine ♪
– All of her videos are so artsy and such a similar theme
but such different visuals. – ♪ I fight security
making plays for me ♪ – Oh, okay, I like
this a lot. This is hype. – ♪ …in old LA ♪
– (singing along) ♪ She said ♪ ♪ Oh my god, you look
just like Shakira ♪ – (singing along) ♪ Oh no ♪
– ♪ You’re Catherine Zeta ♪ ♪ Actually, my name’s Marina ♪
– Yes. Iconic. – ♪ Your mind is just like mine ♪
– This song is so true, ’cause it’s how– you know,
she’s not from the US. So people perceive America
in like the movie scene. – ♪ American dream
is the American queen ♪ – I love her music video.
I feel like they’re all so creative. – She’s talking about
living the American dream and being a beauty queen,
about how they want you to all be the same.
You look like this, you look like that.
She’s like, “No, I’m me.” – She doesn’t write something
just for writing it. Everything she writes has a meaning.
That’s why I like her lyrics. She makes it with
a beat and everything, but her lyrics are very poetic.
– Any song, I will sing to it. I don’t know if you guys are gonna
play “How to Be a Heartbreaker,” ’cause that’s a little scandalous. – ♪ Rule number one ♪
– YES! My shit! – Oh my god! When I
first heard this, I was driving and I almost crashed,
because it was that good. – ♪ But baby when you’re done… ♪
– Her little heart on her cheek is so iconic. I used to do that
all throughout high school. – I used to walk around with
that heart on my face just for fun. – ♪ So le-le-let me tell you ♪ – (singing along) ♪ This is how
to be a heartbreaker ♪ – This music video was
a little controversial, I remember, because it was the kind of
reverse sexism type of thing where people were upset
that there were men behind her. – She also has a very different look
per song, like this song compared to some other ones, I wouldn’t
even know it’s the same person. – ♪ We don’t want
our hearts to break ♪ – See, it’s a fun pop song,
but it has feeling and emotion to it and she’s talking
about a real thing. – ♪ …risk losing ♪
♪ In love again, ba-abe ♪ – I like it. I like her stuff a lot. – She’s so good!
Ah! I’m just like… (laughs) overflowing with so
many emotions right now . – ♪ You’re never
gonna love me ♪ ♪ So what’s the use? ♪
– No, my heart. – ♪ What’s the point in playing
a game you’re gonna lose? ♪ – This song makes me sad every time. – ♪ Why don’t we just pretend… ♪
– She sounds just as good toned down as it did with electropop,
which is good. – (singing along) ♪ I
can’t let you go ♪ ♪ Can’t let you go, oh, oh, oh ♪ – Dude you can tell
just from the little things. She’s a phenomenal singer. – ♪ …can’t let you go,
oh, oh, oh ♪ – My heart. She just sings
with so much passion. I love it. – I honestly can’t think of anybody
with a voice like hers. I feel like–
I’ve always described it as, like, she has these chocolatey,
deeper tones in her voice that are really unique.
– She’s so pure. She’s one of those artists
where it’s, like, you listen to her stuff,
and you don’t get sick of it. You only appreciate it
more and more. – I love Marina. She’s my queen.
Girl, I hope you’re watching this. I really do, because
if you do, I’m gonna cry. – (FBE) So all those videos
come from Marina and the Diamonds. – Yeah. I love her so much.
– (FBE) Marina and the Diamonds has been one of the
most requested artists for us to cover on this channel.
– Yeah, I’ve seen. (laughs) I’ve seen
some of the comments. – I kind of contributed
to that too in the comments. – (FBE) After seeing her today,
why do you think that is? – Yeah. I mean, she’s got
such a unique voice, and she has enough of the
common beats and stuff that hits top 40, but she adds
her own little spin to it. – She’s so underrated, so the people
that know about her just love her. – She has a lot
of different variety. She doesn’t always have to be
poppy, fun. She goes– slows down. – Her voice doesn’t really
quite match the music, so it’s a nice
juxtaposition I think. It’s different. – She reaches so many
different audiences. Going to her concerts for years,
I mean, I’ve always seen just a wide demographic of people. She just speaks to a lot
of different groups of people. – (FBE) So many claim that
one of the most interesting aspects of her music has been
how bluntly and honestly she has opened up
about mental health, the dark side of relationships,
and self-acceptance. – Oh, for sure. Yeah. I think that’s
what’s so relatable about her. – When you do that,
it makes your music so much more relatable
to your fans and audience. – (FBE) Marina herself
has expressed that she suffers from anxiety and depression.
Do you feel it’s important for artists to open up
in this way in music? – Yeah. What is art
if you can’t cover that? Art is supposed to
be expressive and open. No one wants to talk about it, so that’s what brings
people towards it, ’cause they’re like, “Oh,
yeah she has it too.” And that’s how we cope.
We need each other. – If you open up and let us
into a part of your world, it’s, like, okay, I feel
like this is more tailored not to just put on the radio,
but to connect with me. – You have music
like the one that she writes, that kind of music is the one
that really gets deep into you. Her song “Happy,”
I cried with that song, because that song is, like… I feel like she
wrote it from my diary. – We look up to celebrities so much,
it’s almost a God-like status. And so, to see them talk
about issues that you go through kind of validates
how you feel a little bit, especially when you’re
a 12-year-old kid in the middle of nowhere, thinking, “Oh, wow. This big, famous star
is just like me.” – (FBE) And finally, in June 2016,
Marina expressed that she will be taking a break from her music
for a while, because she feels it will be helpful
for her creatively, with many thinking it’s
to distance herself from her creative persona from
her second album, “Electra Heart.” – Oh yeah. Electra Heart
was a character that she created, and I think I can understand
why she needs that break. – Her Electra Heart album
was very reminiscent of a Hannah Montana type of persona.
When you’re doing that for so long, and you kind of become
this other person, and you take over
this other personality, I’m sure it becomes draining.
– Taking a break is definitely good. I mean, the saying goes, “Distance
makes the heart grow fonder.” When it becomes oversaturated,
you kind of don’t get the same pleasure
of what you’re putting out. – (FBE) So aside from “Disconnect,”
which is a single that was recently released in
collaboration with Clean Bandit, Marina and the Diamonds
has not put out any new solo work. When she does release a new album,
do you think her music style will stay the same,
or will we be introduced to an entirely new
Marina and the Diamonds? – I mean, I honestly don’t know
what she has planned. I think whatever she does,
it’s gonna be great, because she is talented,
and I trust in her that whatever she makes
is gonna be great. – Probably will evolve.
Most artist evolve. – I wouldn’t mind
if she experimented. Obviously, she needs
to try out new things. – I don’t expect
anything bad from this. I’m just waiting for her
to skyrocket, and I’m like, “Yeah, I was there when
she started, so you know.” – Have seen that in,
you know, all of her albums and all of her solo music, there still is
some level of consistency, so I feel like she
won’t stray too far. – When Electra Heart came out,
that was something very different from the first album.
And then, when Froot came out, That was way different
from Electra Heart. So I think when she comes out
with something new, it’s a whole new project.
It’s a whole new sound, and it’s something fresh for her.
– I think she’s gonna try to reach for something else.
I think she’s gonna try and do some– maybe
she tries more acoustic things, maybe she’s gonna try
to do some more… not grown up, but a little bit
maybe more mature sound. I’m excited for it.
Yeah, I’m just, like… You can tell.
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