“This one feels different,” Marina Diamandis (aka Marina and the Diamonds) said, during a brief pause in her 3-song acoustic set promoting her third album Froot, due out on April. She performed to a rapt audience on a make-shift stage festooned with grape leaves and bright fake fruit at the Atlantic Records offices yesterday. She continued, “This one is very important to me. I’m sure everyone says that about all their albums, but it’s very true for me right now.”
Meet Marina and the Diamonds. This pretty, Welsh-Greek “Primadonna” has spent the past six weeks stateside touring with Coldplay, and she’s rounding out the trip out with a handful of New York dates to celebrate the release of her new record Electra Heart, including a special acoustic set on the roof of the Mondrian SoHo on Monday night. Marina arrived looking angelic in a beige crop top and glittery pencil skirt, and was awash in the twilight of the city sunset. Staked out in a corner of the roof where Brooklyn and Queens glowed behind her, she performed a five song set with only a keyboard and guitar to back her.