Marina and the Diamonds' new intimacy bears 'Froot'

April 7, 2015 3:17 PM

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For her second album under the name Marina and the Diamonds, this Welsh singer set out to critique the homogenizing effects of the commercial pop system - with its professional songwriters and producers hired to make singles for a rotating cast of stars - while using that very system to widen her fan base.

The result, 2012's "Electra Heart," worked as planned. Featuring collaborations with hitmakers such as Dr. Luke, Diplo and Greg Kurstin, the album made a bigger splash than the first Marina and the Diamonds record, entering the British chart at No. 1 and earning a then-coveted placement on Fox's "Gl...

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