The release of Marina and the Diamonds‘ music video for her new single, “How To Be A Heartbreaker,” was postponed on Monday. She took to Twitter to explain:
So, someone at my record label wont let me release the video bc I look ugly in it apparently + we need more $ / time to paint out ugly parts
— MARINA &THE DIAMONDS (@MarinasDiamonds) September 24, 2012
Earlier today, the clip premiered, with those ‘ugly parts’ now presumably painted out. A wholly unnecessary effort, as most eyes will be fixated on the half-naked men with whom Marina has somehow found herself sharing a gang shower. It was all her idea, she tells The Sun. “I had 100 percent creative control over this video. I was like OK, let’s get six Calvin Klein models and put them in the shower and I’ll be standing in the middle in PVC.”
Something doesn’t quite add up — besides the shot of Marina holding a head on a platter — and we will probably never know what really happened behind the scenes, but the six fit men in Speedos (plus two more) is distraction enough:
“How To Be A Heartbreaker,” is the second single taken from the U.S. edition of Marina and The Diamonds’ sophomore album, Electra Heart. The song was produced by Dr. Luke, Cirkut, and Benny Blanco.