Need To Meet: Marina and the Diamonds Video
The UK’s newest pop export sits down with us to discuss boys, her personal style, and her music idols.
Hey, I'm Marina and the Diamonds. And, you're watching marieclaire.com.
Don't want cash, don't want car. Want it fast, want it hard. Don't need money, don't need fame, I just wanna make a change. I just wanna change. I just wanna change. I just wanna change. I just wanna.
My name is Marina. My surname is Greek [unknown] as diamonds. And Marina Diamandis sounds like fancy [unknown] so, I didn't want it to go by my name and I didn't want to appear as a pop star. I think it's much more interesting and limitless when you're an [unknown] 'cause I can really do anything. And, musically I'm all over the place so whenever you can find to being one thing, one person. I love PJ Harvey. Madonna was my absolute, ultimate idol. And not so much for music but I just think as a person. Well, I love her music like everybody else but, she's just such an awe-inspiring person. She is the original. There's no one like her. Apart from that, I love Britney Spears. I also love Wilson Smith, Daniel Johnston. So it so varies in extremes two sides 'cause one side is totally [unknown] and the other side is absolute [unknown]. So, and then there's me which you know probably in the middle of that. What am I gonna do [unknown]? Richard Gere, George Clooney, [unknown] Justin Timberlake and Ashton Kutcher. Flamboyant. Probably it would be Madonna. She's a great collaborator as well as she's very open to collaborators. Oh, I would love to read people's mind, especially men's minds. 'Cause you know you probably live a really, terribly [unknown], constantly paranoid all the time. Like, I can't believe you think I'm fat. Marilyn Monroe and Madonna. You can name [unknown]. How long have you got?