REJOICE, ONE AND ALL.

Marina and The Diamonds has announced that her sophomore record, Electra Heart, will be released on April 30.

From the press release:

‘Electra Heart’ is a blisteringly honest story of identity, love, rejection, doomed romance and hope all tinged with humour and British eccentricity.

Marina says, ”It’s an Ode to dysfunctional love. I based the project around character types commonly found in love stories, film and theatre, usually ones associated with power and control in love, as opposed to weakness or defeat. I guess it was a way of dealing with the embarrassment that, for the first time in my life, I got ‘played’. Rejection is a universally embarrassing topic and Electra Heart is my response to that. It is a frank album.”

Rejection, you say? Well, this is about to get ten shades of too real for me.

As was previously announced, the lead single from the album, “Primadonna,” (which I’m still praying is a cover of Legendtina‘s Bionic classic) will be released on April 16.

According to the press release, the tracklisting for the record remains TBD, but currently consists of the following songs:

Primadonna, Bubblegum Bitch, Lies, Power and Control, Homewrecker, Starring Role, The State of Dreaming, Living Dead, Sex Yeah, Valley of the Dolls, Hypocrates and Fear and Loathing.

Fuck yes to “Starring Role” making an appearance! (Remember the demo?) I don’t see “Radioactive” listed here though–please don’t be silly, Marina: Put it on the album!

So, so pumped for this one–a nearly guaranteed top album of 2012.

Marina will also be headed out on a UK tour beginning in May. Click “Read More” to check out all the venues and information!

May 4th MANCHESTER Cathedral http://bit.ly/GaTours
May 5th LIVE IN LEEDS FESTIVAL 0113 245 5570
May 7th EDINBURGH Queens Hall http://bit.ly/GigsinScotland
May 8th GLASGOW ABC 08444 999 990
May 10th LEAMINGTON Assembly Hall 0844 8541358
May 11th BIRMINGHAM Institute http://bit.ly/AltTickets
May 12th SHEFFIELD Leadmill http://bit.ly/LeadMill
May 14th NORWICH Waterfront http://bit.ly/NWaterfront
May 15th CARDIFF Coal Exchange http://bit.ly/KiliLive