Feminism, environmentalism, and anti-capitalism are themes heard throughout Marina’s latest single drop “Purge the Poison” and in true Marina fashion, it’s done angelically and effortlessly.
Marina dropped “Purge the Poison” on April 14, the second single off her fifth studio album “Ancient Dreams in A Modern Land” set to debut on June 11. “Purge the Poison” and “Mans’ World'' are more promising than her lackluster 2019 album drop “Love + Fear.”
The single features heavy drums and an infectious synth that’ll make you want to get up and groove within the first ten seconds of the song. If you’re a veteran Marina fan however, you’ll be transported to her 2012 project “Electra Heart.”
This single drop serves as a reminder of how Marina excels in indie-pop and synth-pop with her melodic and mezzo-soprano voice that makes you forget about how all of her songs are beautifully crafted think pieces on our society.
“Purge the Poison” sonically sounds similar to her track “Bubblegum Bitch” on “Electra Heart,” but the messages couldn’t be more different. On “Purge the Poison,” Marina is speaking out to the public about the past few years and the toxic and historic cultural events society has endured calling out on us to quite literally purge the poison from our lives.
Specifically, she makes reference in the second verse to quarantining and the awareness people developed for the Earth and climate change.
“Quarantined all alone, Mother Nature's on the phone. What have you been doing? Don't forget I am your home,” followed later on in the song by “need to purge the poison from my system Until human beings listen Tell me, who do you think you are? It's your own decision But your home is now your prison You forgot that, without me, you won't go far.”
“Purge the Poison” is a song written from the perspective of the Earth, with Marina conveying the message that change needs to occur now or humans are going to be planetless.
But the Earth, through Marina’s lens, continues on noting the lack of women in politics and how the rise of capitalism is keeping humans poor while the one percent keeps getting rich.
Overall, this was a standout single drop by Marina, who remembered where her home is in indie-pop. She has a powerful pen and conveys a timely message full of impact with an infectious beat that’ll keep you listening and grooving as you reflect on the horrors of 21st century society.