Welcome to Bossy’s Ear Worm, which features songs currently in Bossy’s headphones. Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.
Marina and the Diamonds, Mowgli’s Road.
Atlantic Record’s own Marina and the Diamonds is fronted by the dynamo Marina Diamandis, whose own multi-cultured background is matched by her eclectic, witty, and infectious sound.
This spirited hopalong song is pure pop in the best tradition of the 80s, but with lots of current production layering that tucks away nice surprises that exude the artist’s humor — including the syncopated Adam’s Family-style organ and a cool bridge vocal reminiscent of The Lollipop Guild in The Wizard of Oz.
I have been told
That I must take the unforsaken road
There’s a fork in the road
I do as I am told
But I don’t know don’t know don’t know don’t know
Who I wanna be
Touted as one of five bands you should know by Entertainment Weekly after the SXSW festival this past winter, she is hitting the road again in July, making stops along the West Coast — including Portland, San Diego, and Los Angeles — so keep your eyes peeled for these dates and more. According to everything Bossy has read, her live performance is very dynamic.
In whatever case, just try to sit still in your desk chair listening to this one. Bossy dares you.