Multifaceted, award-winning and platinum-selling pop innovator MARINA (previously Marina and the Diamonds) returns with her eagerly anticipated new single ‘Handmade Heaven’. MARINA’s first solo material in four years, ‘Handmade Heaven’ is released now via Atlantic Records.
Produced by GRAMMY award-winner Joel Little (Lorde, Khalid, Sam Smith), ‘Handmade Heaven’ is a lush, surging slice of piano-laced pop and a welcome reintroduction to MARINA’s distinctive, ethereal vocals. The powerful, self-penned track finds MARINA imagining a world as simple as the beautiful creatures and nature that surround her.
‘Handmade Heaven’ is the first taste of MARINA’s forthcoming new album following a three-year hiatus from the music industry. MARINA used her break as a period of reflection and to rediscover her authentic self, as opposed to the artist and persona (‘and The Diamonds’) she had lived and breathed since signing her record deal at the age of 22. As part of her journey, she created MarinaBook as a vehicle to talk about topics outside of music that felt important to her (social media, material status, mental health, psychology) and went back to university to study human personality and attachment theory.
MARINA has spent the past two years writing and recording the new record across London, Sweden and LA with esteemed names including Noonie Bao, Sam De Jong, Oscar Görres, Camille Purcell, Justin Parker and Joe Janiak.
MARINA is an award-winning, platinum-selling artist. Revered since her breakthrough in 2009, she has released three UK Top 10 albums including Gold certified ‘The Family Jewels’ (2010) and ‘Electra Heart’ (2012) which debuted at Number 1 on the UK’s Official Charts. Marina’s last album, ‘FROOT’ (2015) was a Top 10 debut on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 and reached Number 4 on the Top Albums Chart. Released to widespread critical acclaim, the album reached #1 on the iTunes ‘Top Albums’ chart in the U.S., Argentina, Greece, Ireland and the UK and hit Number 2 in Canada, Australia, Brazil and multiple other countries.
MARINA has accompanied each album release with global sell-out headline tours, with shows at prestigious venues and world-renowned festivals including Glastonbury, Coachella, Governors Ball and more.
Amassing a staggering 800 million worldwide streams and over 400 million video views, MARINA is a socially engaged spokeswoman. Having given an address at the Oxford Union, MARINA plans to engage in further talks and workshops throughout 2019. MARINA has an unparalleled global fan base and an online following in excess of 6 million.