Friday, February 13, 2009
Marina & The Diamonds - Obsessions (video)
"I want to wipe out all the sad ideas that come to me when I am holding you"
2009 is setting up to be a great year for girls. While the Swedish charms of Lykke Li pretty much ruled the whole 2008, we now have the likes of Little Boots, Ellie Goulding or La Roux as some of the new talents that have been blossoming lately, all of them with enough charisma and strong identity to make them do whatever they want. Marina & The Diamonds (or just Marina, plus an imaginary backing band) is one of the best newcomers to add to this list, and if you need some reasons right now to love her, just press the "play" buttom in the amazing video above, a brilliantly-shot piece based in a creative low-budget concept and her fierce presence. The song itself is a technicolor pop beast of its own, with haunting vocals, theatrical atmospheres, lavish orchestrations and an unique sense of raw eccentricity. It's actually for things like this that the word "irresistible" has been invented.