It seems a long time ago that we first posted about Marina and the Diamonds way back in 2008 here. Since then her star has continued to rise. The new single Hollywood is due for release next week and is currently A listed on the Radio 1 play list. With a growing dedicated fan base that are prepared to pay over £100 for her demo CD Mermaid vs. Sailor on Ebay, Marina appears to be developing a strong sense of loyalty, verging on obsession, amongst some of her followers. Next week will be the first true indicator of if her talent and hard work over the last couple of years has engaged with the public. At Breaking More Waves we will be holding our breath and listening to the Top 40 singles with a degree of trepidation.
But before that there is another video of Hollywood. According to Neon Gold Records blog it is ‘just found’ footage of Marina and the Diamonds playing on Estonia’s premier music revue program Pop ! Together with Gonzales, Marina performs a substantial string laden version of the song which should please fans immensely.
How genuine that Pop ! even exists as a program, we’re not so sure. The knowing winks, the claim that the video has been ‘found’, the poor clarity of the visuals complete with rolling screen effect and the crimped euro hair-do that Marina sports all suggest that this is an amusing set up. There are points when as Marina hams it up she looks like she is about to burst into hysterical laughter. Add to this the absurd facial expressions that the white gloved Gonzales pulls to develop a further layer of hilarity to the whole thing. Mind you, as far as we can tell following a quick raid on an Estonian to English internet translator, the subtitles are for real.
There are now are trio of videos for Hollywood, the other two which you can watch here and here. Furthermore this Gonzales version of the song is being given away as a free download from the Neon Gold blog get it by clicking here ! Here's the video.