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Watch Marina & the Diamonds Slow Down ‘Lies’ for Smoldering ‘Conan’ Performance

'Electra Heart' singer earned late-night host's high praise

picture-18547-1390524318By: Kyle McGovern // May 9, 2013

Marina Diamandis, the singer-songwriter at the center of Marina & the Diamonds, morphed from new wave apologist to electro-pop starlet for her sophomore album, 2012’s Electra Heart, but the Welsh-raised artist ditched her slick Diplo and Dr. Luke production for a disarming appearance on Conan last night (May 8). Draped in blue light and carefully backed by a full band, Marina turned in a robust, smoldering vocal performance of Electra Heart ballad “Lies,” revealing the torch song buried underneath all the pop-chart maximalism. The clip ends with Conan stating the obvious: “That was gorgeous.”