Remixed: Marina And The Diamonds x Kitty Pryde - how 2 b a heartbreaker

on Friday, November 16, 2012
Remixed is a column that will highlight remixes we actually think are worthy of praise, be they old or new. Because most remixes are rubbish. // Words: Saam Das

Kitty Pryde is a name that has been around for a while. I've generally associated her with some sort of hipster-pseudo-rap scene, if something like that even exists. Maybe I was too judgemental. She's (at least briefly) dazzled me with her remix of 'How To Be A Heartbreaker' by Marina And The Diamonds. Listen below.

I haven't been too excited by the latest material from Marina And The Diamonds, and the most interesting thing about her recently seems to have been the run-in with her US label over her video for 'How To Be A Heartbreaker' - a video she was "too ugly" to appear in. Allegedly. Because that's crazy talk.

Regardless, I found the song quite uninspiring but the Kitty Pryde remix gives it new life - Kitty Pryde adds her own twist on the original lyrics but the slowing down of Marina's vocals to give the track a swirling hypnotism is the real highlight here. Strong use of sloths in the video too. Would it be acceptable to now mention that I also think that Kitty Pryde is beautiful? No? Okay.

Purchase 'how 2 b a heartbreaker' at Bandcamp (name your price).

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