[Primadonna] is about not needing anybody when it comes to love — your raison d'etre is to live for adoration. Girls usually feel like this when they are not appreciated in a relationship. The inspiration for the song came from an ex-boyfriend. He thought it was funny that I was a mega drama queen always talking “global love” this, “global love” that! He called me a prima donna. I love it but I also kind of hate it. Like they say, “You only hate in others what you hate in yourself”, so I thought I’d channel this well-known but kind of undesirable character type into a pop song. As the saying goes (that I just made up): You’ve either been one or dated one at least once in your life.
marina and the diamonds • whatever i go on to do is going to be very different again. i have to have that because otherwise there’s no point in me doing this. i don’t want to recreate the same album. even in terms of songwriting and production, you have to be progressing, otherwise i don’t wanna do it anymore.