We're still over three months away from the release of Marina and the Diamonds' third studio album Froot. Thankfully, Marina is keeping us full by releasing individual songs leading up to the album's April 3rd release.
The second offering is a song called "Happy." Don't let the title deceive you; the song starts bleak with a minimal piano accompaniment and fragile vocals. The lack of production around her voice is a new sound for Marina. It almost makes the song sound like a demo until the haunting backing vocals begin to envelop the rest of the song. Rumbling drums fold in until the entire song swells. This is Marina doing her own brand of classic rock power ballad, and the results are stunning.