Scab and Plaster - Marina & The Diamonds
Living Dead - Marina and the Diamonds
Last week, several Marina and the Diamonds song leaks started springing up everywhere. This one that people have been calling “Living Dead” is my favorite. The sonics in the chorus remind me of bit of Natalia Imbruglia’s “Want” which is a very good thing. This is only a demo of the song, and quite possibly it won’t appear on the album now. Still, it gets me very excited for what the new record will bring.
Sadly, this will be the last time I search/share/discuss Marina’s leaked songs. Marina took to her blog today to address the issue, it is probably the most eloquent and intelligent way I’ve ever heard an artist discuss the topic.
“You are the best fans I could have ever dreamed of and wanted to put this above the rubbish below.
Regarding recent leaks.
The new album is not going to be out this year. I don’t know when it will be out because I don’t know when I will finish it. It could be 1 or 5 years. The more leaks that happen, the slower I go. As you can imagine, the thought of people invading my privacy and listening to half-assed unfinished songs that I write at 3am on a tour bus does not make me feel too relaxed or creative.
I know that the intentions behind listening to leaked songs are innocent. I don’t even mind if you listen to them! But just so you know, in doing so, you are now supporting the idea that nobody has the right to basic privacy. And by nobody, that means you too, somewhere down the line, later in your life when you will have forgotten about this blog post.
Trying not to moralise as people are free to do whatever they like at the end of the day, and I will still love you, whatever you like to do! But you need to know that the guys who are leaking my songs are grim & unworthy characters.You are feeding their egos and all the while, they are laughing at both you and I, whilst their sites get attention and they claim “kudos” in hacker forums, as our creativity grinds to an anxiety-ridden halt.
When we’re listening to “x” leaked song play on Youtube, the song has been sold on to people willing to pay money to spread them & gain revenue in other ways across sites. So, I guess you and I are now endorsing their crappy, shitty lifestyles.. :-/ I know you support me but it will baffle me if you support people of this nature.
Have read lots of your comments about listening to leaked songs and that it doesn’t matter because you’ll buy the album regardless. I can see your point.. But I still believe that a concept and vision should be completed before one shares it with people. If its released in weird, incoherent scraps, it becomes diluted and fragmented. For those of you who were fans before I released TFJ, you know that I do & will share and show you stuff when I’m ready……
……I haven’t asked you for anything directly before but I would like to. I am asking for you to protect me, if you can. I rely on you guys heavily- and transparently- and I need your help. You’re the only ones who control whether things stop or spread. I have the police involved, so if you know information about the people who are doing this, you can message me, if you’d like to. i have waxed lyrical to Warner about how incredible you are and I have faith in you on this.
Not angry, at all.. I guess that is life! But they are going to get caught and I am just asking for basic privacy to work. My album is in the very early stages and will continue to be for a while…..”
The good news = Marina is amazing.
The bad news = I feel quite guilty. Just for listening/sharing.
More bad news = Sounds like the new album is going to take quite a while.
More good news = The new album will be AMAZING.
Read Marina’s blog here: