Marina And The Diamonds Gets Emotional On “Happy”: Listen To The ‘Froot’ Ballad

Bradley Stern | December 11, 2014 8:10 am
Marina Serves Hollywood Glam In "Froot" Video
Marina And The Diamonds channels her inner Old Hollywood starlet in the video for "Froot"

Every month leading up to her album’s release in April, Marina And The Diamonds is rummaging through her Froot basket and picking out a succulent offering for us to enjoy. And tomorrow (technically today, if you’re living in Australia or New Zealand!), she’s selected a tune called “Happy.”

Unlike the dance floor-friendly “Froot,” the album’s opening track is a gentle, soul-baring ballad that sees Marina emotionally singing across a lone piano melody, later on accompanied by brief flourishes of drums and background vocals. And while the record sounds quite devastating, the underlying message is one of hope: “I believe in possibility, I believe someone’s watching over me/And finally I have found a way to be happy,” she croons across the delicate chorus. Listen to “Happy” after the jump.

Marina and The Diamonds – Happy
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With nearly no production, the song seems to signal more of a return to the singer-songwriter days of yore (The Family Jewels) rather than the mighty pulsations of Electra Heart. Marina sounds truly in her element backed by just a simple melody — and yes, even happy.

What do you think of “Happy”? Sound off in the comments below.