Marina and the Diamonds (Ft. Electra Heart)

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Re: Recommend one song.

Post: # 10163Post Garrett Gilchrist
Sat Aug 31, 2019 3:00 am

Never released in full, there was a demo of Marina's "You" (from Love & Fear) which had the "Yous" shouted and very different instrumentation. The final has a more mature, laid-back sound typical of the album. Fans seem to think this version would have been better, but nah.
https://soundcloud.com/tbsq/aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Marina's first music video? Probably. For "Seventeen." The higher quality copy seems to be interlaced, and there used to be a download which is now inactive.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibPYj-_S3gU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gcs_wyw5s0

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Re: Recommend one song.

Post: # 10180Post Garrett Gilchrist
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:42 am

Marina seems to be promoting the "Fear" half of her album now, meaning we're likely to get music videos for "Fear."
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAYQ9quVHoA

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Re: Recommend one song.

Post: # 10205Post Garrett Gilchrist
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:22 pm

I don't like the (very different) demo of Marina's "You" as much as the final, but it's interesting. I don't think it's as cohesive. It's all over the place, it never really seems to get started, and elements that are a big deal in the final are barely present here, and vice versa.

https://soundcloud.com/user-436299599/marina-you-demo

(A lot of fans are preferring it, because they expected this version from an early brief leak, but nah.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuQNjfpGW2k

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Re: Marina and the Diamonds (Ft. Electra Heart)

Post: # 10208Post Garrett Gilchrist
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:12 pm

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Apple Music: https://apple.co/2kxuWMB
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Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2mepgYe

Marina Diamandis has released a 5-song acoustic EP featuring alternate versions of songs from her Love + Fear album.

https://twitter.com/MATDArgentina/statu ... 8062517249


Marina "Superstar" (Acoustic version) video.

Simple video which is hurt a bit by the pathetically low bitrate Youtube is giving HD videos now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sn4rDqnPf0Y


If you're looking for a really different sound, this acoustic EP isn't like the very simple live performances from Electra Heart and Froot, which were haunting and quite different to the album. Only "No More Suckers" actually reinvents the material, although the production on "Karma" is interesting and makes you wonder why they didn't do this on the real thing. "Orange Trees" is pointless, "True" is pleasant enough and "Superstar" sounds like its album counterpart.


Bonus: Cruel Rule (Love + Fear era, unused track)
https://soundcloud.com/wndrstrk/cruel



https://www.billboard.com/amp/articles/ ... ic-ep-tour

Marina confirms that "Superstar," "True" and "Karma" will get videos from the Acoustic EP.

No sign of any videos supporting the "Fear" album.

This means that the "Love" album will get at least 5 music videos (out of 8 tracks), and the "Fear" album will get one (so far).

"You" and "No More Suckers" would be good choices if she ever does.

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Re: Marina and the Diamonds (Ft. Electra Heart)

Post: # 10212Post Garrett Gilchrist
Sat Sep 14, 2019 12:31 pm

Marina Superstar music video synced to the album version rather than the Acoustic EP. Not her best, but I'm glad someone did it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hm9ZWT_mO30

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Re: Marina and the Diamonds (Ft. Electra Heart)

Post: # 10217Post Garrett Gilchrist
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:35 pm

"True" Acoustic video
http://youtu.be/_Cy0E_9yZUI

Another very simple video from Marina. But it's fine. For an era that has been okay and fine.

I have noticed that the acoustic (or stripped down) versions of these tracks are showing off Marina's vocals more than the album versions. Something about the mixing and production.

Like my recent She-Hulk remasters, the low bit rate Youtube has these days is RUINING these visually.

She's hiding behind fabric and veils, or a dark and murky "underwater" look, and Youtube is shrinking this all down to about 150 MB and it's a blurry, blocky mess.

Good to know it's not just my videos, I guess.

Also here's the "True" album version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRTxdjR ... e=youtu.be

I keep thinking this one actually needed MORE production, not less. The melody of the chorus here is the interesting part, and it would be nice to start with a stripped down production and gradually ramp up to something really heavy and complex. Although clearly she thinks of it as a very ethereal track, like the fabric veils in the video.

These are 4x3 videos. Marina did two videos for Orange Trees - the familiar one and a "vertical video" where it's just her against a backdrop. I think she's realized that social media is favoring sort of square 3x4 or 4x4 videos these days. So 4x3 was the choice for the acoustic album somehow.

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