In the Post #32: Marina and the Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road

By on Wednesday, 21st October 2009 at 12:00 pm

TGTF have been fans of Marina and the Diamonds for quite some time now. I even prefer her, quite frankly, to Florence and Machine, the fellow fiery-voiced female getting all the attention at the moment.

However, Miss. Marina hasn’t been doing too bad for herself of late. Live, she’s been spotted everywhere from Glastonbury to Reading festival, and she’s literally just got off the road from NME’S Radar Tour alongside Golden Silvers, Local Natives and Yes Giantess. On top of all that, next month shall see the Welsh singer release her first single with a major label, Warner Music Groups’ 679 Recordings.

Titled ‘Mowgli’s Road’, Marina’s upcoming offering is a 3 minute shot of kooky pop, filled with mystical ‘cuckoos!’, whistles, and creepy vocals. Zig-zagging synths gyrate in the distance of the verses, as Marina’s velvety rich voice recites fantastically odd lyrics over the top (“Ten silver spoons coming after me/One life with one dream on repeat/I’ll escape if I try hard enough/Till King of Jungle calls my bluff.”). The bridge slash chorus is similarly zany – a primitive soundscape of excitable harmonies and pounding drums. Think tribal-chant come soulful-electro. Yes, quite a combination – and quite a song!

Check out a live rendition of Marina and the Diamonds’ ‘Mowgli’s Road’ at the BBC, below:


MP3: Marina & The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road
MP3: Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot

MP3: Marina & The Diamonds – Obsessions

You can pre-order a limited edition deluxe, signed 7″ copy of Mowgli’s Road now over at Pure Groove

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4 Responses

4:55 pm
21st October 2009

The official video for Mowgli’s Road is available now:

7:12 pm
22nd October 2009

Take those downloads off! If you had any respect for an artist you would tell your readers that they can buy it from iTunes! This is stealing.

8:06 pm
22nd October 2009


We’ve been given full permission by Marina’s people to put these MP3s up 🙂


[…] made this simple yet bizarre video featuring paper legs for the new single, Mowgli’s Road (that Jess reviewed last week). Watch, enjoy, and download some great MP3s […]

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