Monday, December 15, 2008

GOLD002: MARINA & THE DIAMONDS


We revealed last month our imminent collaboration with the amazing Marina & The Diamonds, and while some unforeseen delays have forced us to push back the release until the new year, we're thrilled to announce that Marina's debut single will at long last find it's way into the hands of the masses via Neon Gold this coming Valentine's Day. To make the wait more bearable, we've got the wonderful music video - beautifully directed on a non-existent budget by Tim Brown - above and are making the finished version of the track available for FREE download below. The demo remains one of our favorite tracks of the year, but the single version sports immense new production from Liam Howe that elevates the original to new heights of pop perfection. This is widescreen technicolor pop bliss that's sure to make Marina one of the most talked about new talents of 2009. Enjoy.

MP3: "Obsessions" - Marina & The Diamonds ((exclusive))


"Obsessions" is Marina's dramatic masterwork and the spotlight track here, but the single's another double A-side release with the equally impressive left field pop smash that is "Mowgli's Road" turning up the intensity on the flipside. While "Obsessions" might tempt hasty comparisons to other British starlets currently gigging around the UK, "Mowgli's Road" (available for streaming on our myspace) could quite easily be a standalone single in its own right, an unquestionably original breath of fresh air that puts Marina in a league of her own among her likeminded contemporaries. The two tracks combine to form an incredibly bold statement intent for such a young talent and establish Marina as a force to be reckoned with in the new year.

Limited to 500 copies worldwide (250 for the US and 250 for the UK/Europe) and featuring original artwork from the NYC's brilliant Mogollon collective, the record's currently available for preorder from the Neon Gold Shop (US customers) and Puregroove (international customers). Oh and did we mention the first 50 preorders will receive SIGNED copies? Because they will. Yeah, get on this. Grab the free mp3 above and sit tight for more details on the release, as there's plenty more excitement to come on this one, including remixes from Giantess, Little Boots and more.

// Tim Brown //

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, great stuff, i honestly thought that more production would kill the demo but am pleased to say that a good song has been made better, also great video, love the ending!

Chris said...

wow. speechless. this is amazing.

tony the tiger said...

since november, my playcount on this song is at 24-- my last.fm tells me its my most listened to tune of November. It's completely intoxicating. The bridge at the 1:53 mark actually splits open my soul. cant wait to hear more from her

Anonymous said...

incredible song and great video too. congrats on another big release!

James said...

Wow. Great song, great video. Marina, will you marry me?? You are ridiculously hot... Keep em coming guys!!

Brad said...

what james said

Ferdinand said...

Wow. I already liked the demo, but this is even better. Are you gonna bring out Simplify also? I really liked that one aswell. Oh, and I'm really looking forward to the Giantess remix.

Anyway, thanks for the mp3!

John said...

loved it.

Kristoffer said...

Love it! Any way of knowing if you made it into the first 50 buyers here in Europe? Just preordered, but do I have to wait, to find out?

Excellent release, this blog has been on a stride for some time now!

John said...

Its a lovely track and a cool video, nicely done

Luke said...

fuck me this is good

Sheena Beaston said...

Cant wait for the full release. Whoo!

Best,
Sheena Beaston

Joseph Schaeffer said...

I really like the song!

Paul said...

Ordered mine.

Neon Gold said...

this world needs more people like paul.

Robin said...

Just about to order mine from Pure Groove !

Anonymous said...

my future wife

Neon Gold said...

get in line, anonymous.