"I'm a Ruin" is a song by Welsh singer-songwritter Marina and the Diamonds. The song was written by Marina Diamandis and produced by David Kosten. It's the third song and fourth single from her third studio album Froot.
Diamandis explained that the song is about dealing with guilt after hurting a lover, a topic she believes "isn't talked about often."A 10-second snippet of the track was released via Marina's Instagram account on January 14, 2015. The full track premiered on Huw Stephens Radio 1 show, January 27, 2015, and the single is set to go on sale February 2, 2015. The track leaked early due to a record store posting the song in full on their website on January 23, 2015. During the premiere, Marina revealed that "I'm a Ruin" is the first official single from Froot. The song was the fourth Froot of the Month, and the Froot was a cherry. I'm a ruin was certified Gold in the US by the RIAA for digital sales of 500,000 copies.
Dance rehearsals for the video took place at Pineapple Studios on January 14, 2015, a few days later on January 17, 2015 it was revealed that Marina was abroad on location to film the video for the track with director Natalie Arnett. The music video premiered on February 3, 2015 on Noisey's YouTube channel and uploaded on Marina's channel two days later. An acoustic band video of the song premiered on Elle on February 20, 2015.
As of August 2016, the official video has 3,967,943 views and the acoustic video has 624,358 views.