Minna: I am happy to report that Homewrecker is available for free download, bespeaking good faith in the diamond fanbase. Along with the perfectly pitched verse "I don't belong to anyone," this is all that pleases me about the song. Homewrecker finds Marina embracing the "sing-talk" method popularized by artists like Ke$ha ("wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy") & Lana Del Rey ("um, do you think you'll buy me lots of diamonds?") However, for a woman of great insight, throwing out platitudinous statements like "deception & perfection are wonderful traits" just makes her sound melodramatic. The high-brow, bouncy production is danceable & radio-friendly, but on Marina it sounds insincere.
She doesn't need to wear the same outfit to the POP prom, no matter if it's totally in-style at the moment. Marina is best dressed in what fits her best.. & what accentuates her unique style.
Gregory: Please don't hate me, Diamonds, but the first thing I thought of when I heard Homewrecker by Marina & the Diamonds was the humorously cheesy Chic C'est La Vie by Countess Luann from the Real Housewives of New York. Marina employs the same spoken-word phrasing the Countess thought was classy, but was actually trashy - "boys and their toys and their six inch rockets." GaGa already gave us the disco-stick, girl.
You could do so much better, Marina. You're immensely talented, intelligent, and analytical. Also, your voice sounds a bit rusty and slightly off-pitch, so please smoke fewer ciggies. Your glorious, operatic chops are to be treasured and pampered.
Gregory & Minna