Watch + Listen: New Marina Single ‘Venus Fly Trap’ is a Fierce Anthem of Self-Determination
When we last heard from Marina, she was setting out to ‘Purge The Poison’ with Pussy Riot, which was all about scrubbing the toxicity out of our lives, whether it be in the form of sexism, environmental destruction…the list goes on, obviously.
Now she’s back to and she’s wielding the personal manifesto for exactly how this could be accomplished. Indeed, her fierce but ridiculously catchy new single ‘Venus Fly Trap’ is the reminder that we all need that self-belief is ever one’s own domain, and should never be subjected to the pernicious agendas of those who would tear us down in an attempt to raise themselves up. Lyrically, she basically lays down the law.
“I got the beauty, got the brains
Got the power, hold the reins
I should be motherfucking crazy
Nothing in this world could change me”
In the hyper sensory video, we see her being stalked by some hideous creature that looks like a cross between Alien and, well, an anthropomorphized Venus flytrap. We’re not exactly sure what she says to calm him down, but he ultimately ends up doing a friendly-looking photo shoot with her (we do love a chummy and creative monster). Then after apparently blowing something up – we’re pretty sure it’s metaphorical – she heads for her vintage Jaguar XJS convertible and her next intrepid adventure.
“So many of us have repeatedly repressed ourselves throughout life to gain acceptance,” she observes, “and made ourselves small so that others can feel comfortable. ‘Venus Fly Trap’ is a celebration of self-ownership, and the confidence and joy that comes from truly being free.”
The track is taken from her new album Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land, out today via Atlantic. Tickets for her June 12/13 Marina Presents Ancient Dreams Live From The Desert global livestream are on sale now at MomentHouse.com/Marina, and her Ancient Dreams… North American tour launches in San Francisco February 2, 2022, before she hops back across the pond for eleven dates in Europe and the UK. Busy girl.