I wrote ‘Radioactive’ in New York in the middle of a heat wave. Introduced to a glittering new nightlife, I fell in love with New York; it has this magic, fizzing white energy that no other city in the world has. I felt happy and was inspired to write a song that felt light and euphoric, a more streamlined, minimalistic style of songwriting.
At the end of our evening, I ask Marina how she would define herself in a sentence. She laughs. Her publicist tells me they’ll get back to me. Marina corrects her: “I’m not interested in answering [the question] at all.”