Single Review: Marina – Orange Trees

Marina Love + Fear

Marina is ready for summer with new single ‘Orange Trees’
Marina, formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds, is getting ready to release her fourth studio album. The double sided record titled Love + Fear is out on the 26th of April and so far she has shared the stripped back lead single ‘Handmade Heaven’ and the current bop ‘Superstar’. The two sides of the album represent a more carefree, optimistic vibe (Love) and a more introspective side (Fear). Her brand new single ‘Orange Trees’ definitely belongs to the first half. Marina has never sounded more carefree before. ‘Orange Trees’ is a breezy guitar driven uptempo tune that sends the summer straight through your speakers. The infectious chorus instantly makes the sun shine and it is refreshing to hear Marina sound so happy. Fans who prefer her darker and alternative stuff might call this basic and that is understandable, but at the same time this means that with the right push this could finally be the hit she deserves. The release is a bit early for a European summer hit, but I guess that gives the track time to build momentum. It also gives me some time to find someone to sit under orange trees with while listening to this feel good tune!

Marina makes us long for summer with the music video full of beaches, sunsets, infinity pools and colourful flowers. The pop star wrote the song as an ode to Lefkada, the Greek island where she and her family are from and we even get to see her do a bit of Syrtaki, a traditional Greek dance, on the beach!

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