Marina And The Diamonds New Album: Title, Release Date, Tracklist, Rumours And Everything We Know So Far
16 April 2018, 16:02
Marina is busy writing her fourth album and here's everything we know so far.
Marina and the Diamonds has confirmed that she has started work on her as-yet-untitled fourth album and that new music will be arriving this Autumn.
In a tweet in May (20th) Marina wrote that she was "writing music in Stockholm - So happy!" as well as posting a selfie of herself out about about in the Swedish capital. She has since followed that up with a longer message on her Twitter (July 3).
In the message Marina writes, "Hello friends, I hope you're all enjoying the summer! I'm on my way to LA to finish production on my next record + I feel so happy with it. I know it's been a while but I promise this next record will be worth the wait! See you in the autumn. Love, Marina".
Writing music in Stockholm - So happy!— Marina (@MarinaDiamandis) May 20, 2018
Love you all, x pic.twitter.com/zDFaf4m5XZ
After she finished touring her last album, FROOT, in 2016 Marina announced that she was taking a break from music to study a psychology course and focus on readjusting to life off the road. But it wasn't long before Marina started sharing updates on her social media about writing the new record and getting back in the studio.
Back in April, Marina shared what fans believe to be a lyric from a new song taken from the next record. "Roses line the streets like diamonds in a ring", she wrote underneath an image of herself next to giant pink flower and what appears to be a wooden wagon. Casual.
So what do we know about Marina's new album? Details are still scant but here's everything we could find so far.
Roses line the streets like diamonds in a ring. pic.twitter.com/FSN3ncJN10— Marina (@MarinaDiamandis) April 16, 2018
When is the release date?
Previously we thought a new album from Marina in 2018 was unlikely. Back in September 2017, Marina wrote that, "Truth is, I’m not planning ahead much right now... Some people have been asking about new music and I’m always flattered to be asked... The honest answer is I don’t know when that will be, but the connection I have with music has always flowered from an honest connection with myself, and I trust my instincts."
In another post from earlier this year, Marina wrote, "I’m far from starting the next campaign" and that she has been, "thinking about how I can create a better life for myself as an artist, on a day-to-day level, but also how I can best spend my energy in contributing something positive or helpful."
However, the most recent update from Marina (see above) said "see you in the Autumn" meaning either a new single will be with us in Autumn or the entire album. Wig!
What is the album called?
According to message board chatter, "Aquamarina" or "Aquamarine" are possible album titles, as well as "Marina" and "Marina Diamondis" but there is no hard evidence at the moment to suggest that any of these are true.
Who is Marina working with?
Marina took full control over the songwriting on her last record and it's likely she'll stick to being the primary songwriter on the forthcoming record, given that FROOT was both a critical and commercial success.
That said, Marina will likely still work with one or two producers. Last time she worked with David Kosten on FROOT but there hasn't been any mention of his name so far on her social media. Joe Janiak and songwriter Jessie Saint John have been mentioned as possible collaborators and Marina also shared a photo of herself hanging out with super producer Jack Antonoff (Taylor Swift, Lorde etc.) and her close friend Lana Del Rey. Could a collaboration between the three of them be on the cards? We sure as hell hope so.
Another likely name to throw into the mix is Marina's boyfriend Jack Patterson from UK band Clean Bandit. The pair have already collaborated on Clean Bandit's 'Disconnect' (CB's best song in our humble opinion) and it's not beyond the realm of possibility that they worked on more material together. [UPDATE: Marina has now deleted her Instagram and the photos from these sessions]
What new songs are on the tracklist?
Only the title for twos song names have surfaced online at the moment. The first, 'You' was written and/or produced with Joe Janiak, who has previously written/produced for Britney Spears, Tove Lo and Ellie Goulding.
Another song, 'Worth It', has allegedly been registered under Marina's name and songwriter Jessie Saint John, who has written for Camila Cabello, The Neighbourhood and Charli XCX. 'Superstar' and 'Emotional Machine' are two other track names floating around the ether.
One song, 'I'm Not Hungry Anymore', was mysteriously uploaded to Spotify earlier this week (July 1st) but not on any other platforms and it was not promoted on any of Marina's official channels. It appears with was an error by Spotify or her record label, if this tweet is to be believed.
Marina did not release I'm Not Hungry Anymore, it was illegally uploaded onto Spotify. Atlantic is handling the issue.— Diamond Garden (@DiamondGarden_) July 2, 2018
Of course, the actual tracklist will not be confirmed until Marina announces the album.
What will the record sound like?
Marina does not sit still when it comes to the musical direction of her albums, so expect something different from what she has done before. The only thing we have to go on so far was this short but incredibly promising tweet from Marina in March.
bittersweet banger— Marina (@MarinaDiamandis) March 20, 2018
Slay us with those bittersweet bangers, Marina!
We'll regularly update this post with more information about Marina's next record as soon as we know more. In the meantime, get sleuthing...