Marina — formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds — unveiled her first solo song since 2015’s “Blue” today (Feb. 8). An accompanying music video arrived several hours later.
“Handmade Heaven” is a stunning pop track that sees Marina returning to her borderline operatic form. The Welsh singer-songwriter sheds her past (“This life can’t suit me anymore”) and appears to find salvation in a new chapter, finally able to create her own path.
Marina’ s layered words serve as her own personal choir, creating a lovely hymnal impact throughout the verses. “ Within this handmade heaven, I come to life, ” she coos at the triumphant chorus, “ Bluebirds forever, color the sky/ In this handmade heaven, we all forget the time/ ‘Cause chickens of a feather fly jointly. ”
“ Handmade Heaven, ” that was released alongside a songs video, follows Marina’ s i9000 November 2018 collaboration along with Clean Bandit and Luis Fonsi, titled “ Infant. ” The singer can also be set to perform at the Boston Calling festival in May.
Listen to “ Handmade Heaven” and watch the video below.