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Marina & the Diamonds “Electra Heart”: Powerful Statement or Another Tarnished Jewel?

I don’t know about the rest of you out there but I find myself fascinated, perplexed and maybe even a little bit concerned by the direction of the music and the marketing campaign for “Electra Heart”, the upcoming sophomore release from Marina & The Diamonds (due April 30th, 2012 from 679 Recordings/Warner Music Group). Of course, I felt compelled to muse about my thoughts and concerns for your entertainment and hopefully for your enlightenment.

For those of you who are familiar with Marina’s latest (admittedly wonderful) musical offerings, I urge you to read on before assuming I’ve lost my mind. First, I present some background for those of you who haven’t been following or perhaps are not familiar with her previous work.

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REVELATIONS: Victoria Duffield

REVELATIONS” is a new feature here at PopMessiah.com where we present an emerging or at least new-to-us pop culture personality. For our first installment; we present Canada’s latest Pop music offering: Victoria Duffield.

Victoria Duffield is an emerging pop singer/songwriter from British Columbia, Canada. Her debut single: “Shut Up & Dance” (Warner Music Canada) is an infectious dance floor filler that I can’t get away from – nor do I actually want to!

In high rotation on “The Nation’s Music Station”, Much Music, the video for this wonderful little track features So You Think You Can Dance Canada alum; Rodrigo Basurto in the role of “phantom choreographer” to Victoria who we find rehearsing with great determination. Ok, so he’s probably not a phantom, but we will call him a *somewhat* antagonistic force (even if only in her imagination) who helps to motivate Victoria to get the steps down. While one video isn’t enough to truly know what an artist is all about, in this clip Victoria is oozing “Baby One More Time” era Britney, and we couldn’t be happier about it. Check it out, below:

A trained dancer and singer since she was a child and a classically trained Pianist to boot, Duffield was discovered the “old fashioned” way (i.e. not on YouTube) when the VP of A&R at Warner Music Canada heard some of her demo work. In addition to music and dancing, Victoria also has a lot of acting work under her belt.

If this first single is any indication, Victoria Duffield may have a great career ahead of her on the Canadian pop charts and maybe even beyond! Check her out and spread the word!

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