For MARINA, music isn’t just about what you create anymore. It’s also about who you work with and who you’re doing it for. Formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, the Welsh pop artist has returned to the music scene with her latest single, “Man’s World,” as she’s teamed up with some of the best female creatives in the industry to create a track that remains both relevant, compelling, and magical.
“Man’s World” is the kind of song an artist like MARINA is meant to release. Its dreamy aesthetic, revolutionary energy, and indie-pop sound reflect the musical journey MARINA has been on in the past year, as she’s spent most of 2020 writing, creating, and producing new music. Written entirely by MARINA herself, “Man’s World” was produced by Grammy Award nominee Jenn Decilveo and engineered by Emily Lazara, the first-ever female Grammy winner for Best Engineered Non-Classical Album.
“If you have a mother, daughter, or a friend / maybe it is time / time you comprehend / the world that you live in / ain’t the same one as them,” MARINA sings directly into the camera in the song’s colorful, vibrant, and moving music video. Backed by an all-female creative team, the video shows the artist surrounded by other women, dancing and moving in time with the nature around them in an inspiring take on a woman’s connection to Mother Nature, the Earth, and one another.
The track’s shameless and tired yet determined aura is reminiscent of the way many women fighting for equality feel. Many of MARINA’s fans seem to agree, and the artist echoes the same feeling back. In lyrics that reference The Salem Witch Trials and are unafraid to call out infamous men who’ve hindered women’s rights, “Man’s World” isn’t your typical feminist anthem. It’s MARINA’s call daring men to finally, truthfully, and respectfully care about women.
MARINA has always been the kind of artist who is unafraid to say what needs to be said through her music. “I don’t wanna live in a man’s world anymore,” she repeats over and over again. With artists like her and many other women musicians and creatives using their platforms to pave the way, perhaps she — and all the women behind her — won’t have to live there for too much longer.