“Radioactive” is a song by Welsh recording artist Marina and the Diamonds from the deluxe version of her second studio album Electra Heart (2012). It was released on 23 September 2011 as the first promotional single from the record; it preceded the premiere of the official lead single “Primadonna” on 20 March 2012.
Diamandis said of “Radioactive”:
I wrote “Radioactive” in New York in the middle of a heat wave. Introduced to a glittering new nightlife, I fell in love with New York; it has this magic, fizzing white energy that no other city in the world has. I felt happy and was inspired to write a song that felt light and euphoric, a more streamlined, minimalistic style of songwriting. I have changed my approach to songwriting completely, and as a result, written songs I would never have written on my own (i.e on my shit Argos keyboard alone in my bedroom in London).
Musically, “Radioactive” is a Eurodance song with a minimalist club beat.
“Primadonna” is a song by Welsh singer-songwriter Marina and the Diamonds from her second studio album, Electra Heart (2012). It was released on 20 March 2012 as the album’s official lead single. It was an international success, reaching the top five in Austria, Ireland and New Zealand.
Diamandis first came up with the title for the track in July 2011. Recorded in October 2011, “Primadonna” was the last song to be recorded for Electra Heart and in her words, ‘picked itself as the first single off the album.'
“Power & Control” is a song by Welsh singer Marina Diamandis, professionally known as Marina and the Diamonds, from her second studio album Electra Heart (2012). It was released on 20 July 2012 by 679 Artists and Atlantic Records as the second single from the record. Diamandis collaborated with former Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello while writing the track, and enlisted Greg Kurstin to oversee its production. An electropop and power pop track, “Power & Control” describes the struggle between romantic partners in achieving superiority in their relationship.
“Power & Control” was hailed by contemporary music critics as a stand-out track from Electra Heart. However, the song peaked at number 193 on the UK Singles Chart, and failed to impact additional record charts internationally. An accompanying music video for “Power & Control” was directed by Casper Balslev and released on 30 May 2012. Its simplistic concept received generally favorable reviews from critics.
“How to Be a Heartbreaker” is a song by Welsh recording artist Marina and the Diamonds from the American version of her second studio album Electra Heart (2012). It was released on 7 December 2012 by 679 Artists and Atlantic Records as the third and final single from the record. Diamandis worked with Ammar Malik, Benny Blanco, Cirkut, Daniel Omelio, and Dr. Luke during the songwriting process, and enlisted Blanco, Cirkut, and Dr. Luke to oversee its production.
The song was covered by Dean Geyer and Lea Michele on the Glee episode “Feud”.
“Happy” is a song by Welsh singer-songwriter Marina Diamandis, professionally known as Marina and the Diamonds. It is the opening track on her third album, Froot, and was released on 12 December 2014 as the second song from her “Froot of the Month” campaign, which was the monthly release of a new song up until the album’s release. An acoustic video for the song was released on 18 December 2014. The song also serves as the second official single from the album.
“Froot” is a song by Welsh singer-songwriter Marina Diamandis, professionally known as Marina and the Diamonds. It was released for streaming on 10 October 2014, to coincide with the singer’s birthday, and later received a full digital release as the lead single from her third studio album Froot. Diamandis premiered the single on YouTube.
In March 2014, she posted the lyrics “I’ve been saving all my summers for you.” She uploaded a snippet of her then-unreleased track “Froot” through her Instagram account in September 2014, and released its lyrics through the same profile the following month. On 10 October, to coincide with Diamandis’ 29th birthday, the song itself was premiered as the lead single from the newly titled parent album Froot (2015).