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Marina Opens Up About Insecurity After Releasing 'Love + Fear' Album: 'Stop Saying I'm Underrated'

Marina Opens Up About Insecurity After Releasing 'Love + Fear' Album: 'Stop Saying I'm Underrated'

Marina, formerly known as Marina + The Diamonds, is opening up about what she’s been going through after releasing her new album, Love + Fear.

The 33-year-old “Handmade Heaven” singer posted a candid update on her social media on Saturday (May 18).

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“My head’s been a mess lately. I’d forgotten about the difficult parts of releasing a record because it’s been so long since I did it. Criticism, opinions, pressures, the comedown after a release etc thinking ‘did I even make something good or valuable?’. I created Love + Fear from a place that was not influenced by ego or validation. It came from a soft space in my spirit. But releasing it is pressing those old buttons and I am trying to figure out why. Maybe it’s natural. Maybe artists need egos? I don’t know. I just often feel in conflict that I am not following my true/ spiritual path because I get sidetracked by aspects of this industry that contaminate my thinking and distract me from my own strengths,” she wrote.

“I don’t lack for anything and it’s a true blessing to have been given an extraordinary chance to contribute to the world with music, so I don’t know what has got me feeling like I am. If I could ask you all of anything, it would be to stop saying I’m underrated. I know it comes from a good place but it reignites this idea that I’m lacking, when in fact the very opposite is true,” she added.

“I think even for those with the thickest skins, it’s almost impossible not to be affected by it all if you’ve created something that is genuine and valuable to you… Every night for a month I have nightmares. I’m usually falling out of the sky or falling out of aeroplanes.”

See her full post…

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