Marina & The Diamonds/'Electra Heart' premiered her/their new single 'Radioactive' on Radio 1 today as well as revealing its release date as October 3.
About the track, Marina had this to say (we're quoting this from a press release of course): "I wrote 'Radioactive' in New York in the middle of a heat wave. Introduced to a glittering new nightlife, I fell in love with New York; it has this magic, fizzing white energy that no other city in the world has."
Marina quite likes this 'America' thing in case that wasn't evident and so she "felt happy and was inspired to write a song that felt light and euphoric, a more streamlined, minimalistic style of songwriting. I have changed my approach to songwriting completely, and as a result, written songs I would never have written on my own (ie on my shit Argos keyboard alone in my bedroom in London)."
The album is 'scheduled' for early 2012.