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Power & Control
Power And Control single artwork
Released April 27, 2012
Genre Electropop, power-pop
Length 3:46
Label 679, Atlantic
Format Digital download, CD (with album)
Producer Greg Kurstin
Electra Heart (UK edition) track listing
"Power & Control" is track number 7.
Previous track
"The State of Dreaming"
Next track
"Living Dead"
Electra Heart (US edition) track listing
"Power & Control" is track number 7.
Previous track
"The State of Dreaming"
Next track
"Sex Yeah"
Electra Heart (Video series) track listing
"Power & Control" is the sixth video.
Previous video
"Su-Barbie-A"
Next video
"How to Be a Heartbreaker"

"Power & Control" is a single by Welsh singer-songwriter Marina and the Diamonds from her second studio album, Electra Heart. The song was used as part six in The Archetypes video series.

Diamandis collaborated with former Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello while writing the track, and enlisted Greg Kurstin to oversee its production. An electropop and power pop track, "Power & Control" describes the struggle between romantic partners in achieving superiority in their relationship.

"Power & Control" was hailed by contemporary music critics as a stand-out track from Electra Heart. However, the song peaked at number 193 on the UK Singles Chart, and failed to impact additional record charts internationally. An accompanying music video for "Power & Control" was directed by Casper Balslev, and was released on May 30, 2012. Its simplistic concept received generally favorable reviews from critics.

Background and compositionEdit

"Power & Control" was written by Marina and former Swedish House Mafia member Steve Angello. It was produced by Greg Kurstin at Echo Studio in Los Angeles, California and was then later mixed by Serban Ghenea at MixStar Studios in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Diamandis explained that "Power & Control" details "the power struggle in relationships [where] there's always one person who wants the upper hand." It draws stylistic inspiration from "spacey synths and barely-there beats with a haunting chorus".[1]

The Full Stem Pack leaked on February 21, 2017.

Official versions Edit

  • Album version - 3:46
  • Demo 1 - 3:39
  • Demo 2 - 3:44
  • Demo 3 - 3:46
  • Instrumental version - 3:46

Commercial Performance and Charts Edit

Power and Control was a light hit in the UK peaking at number 193 on the UK Official Singles Chart.

Chart (2012) Peak

Position

UK Singles Chart[2] 193

Single ReleasesEdit

UK Remix EPEdit

Marina and the Diamonds
Power & Control
Released 20 July, 2012 Format Digital download
1. Power & Control (Michael Woods Remix) 6:38
2. Power & Control (Eliphino Remix) 4:42
3. Power & Control (Brackles – Drum and Squares Remix) 4:26
4. Power & Control (Krystal Klear Remix) 3:54
5. Power & Control (Brackles - Dub Mix) 4:49
Total length 24:29
Power And Control single artwork

Music videoEdit

Music Video Information
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS PART 6 ♡ "POWER & CONTROL" ♡

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS PART 6 ♡ "POWER & CONTROL" ♡

Premiere May 30, 2012
Filmed TBA
Director Casper Balslev
Producer Rachel Rumbold
Production co LOVE
Exec. producer Paul Mckee
Editor TBA
Choreographer TBA
Length 3:28
Source

Additional creditsEdit

DoP: Will Bex
Male model: Dylan Garner
Shot at the luxury London venue Il Bottaccio
Warner/ 679 Recordings

LyricsEdit

Power... and control
Give a little, get a lot
That's just how you are with love

Give a little, get a lot
Yeah, you may be good looking
But you're not a piece of art

Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall
Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall

Women and men, we are the same
But love will always be a game
We give and take a little more
Eternal game of tug and war

Think you're funny, think you're smart
Think you're gonna break my heart

Think you're funny, think you're smart
Yeah, you may be good looking
But you’re not a piece of art

Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall
Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall

Women and men, we are the same
But love will always be a game
A human vulnerability
Doesn't mean that I am weak

That I am weak, I am weak
I am weak, I am weak, weak
(Ah-ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah) Weak
(Ah-ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah) Weak
(Ah-ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah) Weak
(Ah-ah, ah ah, ah ah, ah ah) Weak

Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall
Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall

Women and men, we are the same
But love will always be a game
We give and take a little more
Eternal game of tug and war

Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall
Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall
I’m gonna make you fall

We give and take a little more
'Cause all my life I've been controlled
You can't have peace without a war
Without a war, without a war

Demo 1 Edit

[Intro]
Power and control

[Verse 1]
Give a little, get a lot
That’s just how you are with love
Give a little, get a lot
Yeah, you may be good looking
But you’re not a piece of art

[Chorus]
Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall
Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall

[Post-Chorus 1]
Come the snow and come the rain
I lost myself control again
I let you take my breath away
I played your little stupid game

[Verse 2]
Think you’re funny, think you’re smart
Think you’re gonna break my heart
Think you’re funny, think you’re smart
Yeah, you may be good looking
But you’re not a piece of art

[Chorus]
Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall
Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall

[Post-Chorus 2]
Come the snow and come the rain
I lost myself control again
I let you take my breath away
I played your little stupid game

[Extended Chorus]
Power and control
I’m gunna make you fall
Power and control
I’m gunna make you fall
I’m gunna make you fall
I’m gunna take your self control
I’m gunna make you fall
Cause you’re making me feel small

[Interlude]
Today, today, but not today
Not today, today, day
Day, day, day

[Chorus]
Power and control
I’m gunna make you fall
Power and control
Because underneath it all

[Outro]
When you’re around I feel so small
When you’re around I feel so small
Power and control
I’m gunna make you fall
Fall, fall, fall, fall, fall

Demo 2 Edit

[Intro]
Power and control

[Verse 1]
Give a little, get a lot
That’s just how you are with love
Give a little, get a lot
That’s just how you are with love

[Chorus]
Power and control
I’m gunna make you fall
Power and control
I’m gunna make you fall
I’m gunna make you fall
I’m gunna take your self control
I’m gunna make you fall
I’m gunna make myself feel tall

[Verse 2]
Think you’re funny, think you’re smart
Think you’re gonna break my heart
Think you’re funny, think you’re smart
Yeah, you may be good looking
But you’re not a piece of art

[Chorus]
Power and control
I’m gunna make you fall
Power and control
I’m gunna make you fall
I’m gunna make you fall
I’m gunna take your self control
I’m gunna make you fall
I’m gunna take your self control

[Post-Chorus 2]
Come the snow and come the rain
I lost my self control again
I let you take my breath away
I play your stupid little game
You don’t know what you do to me

[Interlude]
Today, today, but not today
Not today, today, day
Day, day, day

[Chorus]
Power and control
I’m gunna make you fall
Power and control
Cause underneath it all

[Outro]
I’m gunna make you fall
I’m gunna make you feel so small
Power and control
I’m gunna make you fall
Fall, fall, fall, fall

Demo 3 Edit

[Intro]
Power and control

[Verse 1]
Give a little, get a lot
That’s just how you are with love
Give a little, get a lot
Yeah, you may be good looking
But you’re not a piece of art

[Chorus]
Power and control
I’m gunna make you fall
Power and control
I’m gunna make you fall

[Post-Chorus 1]
Women men we are the same,
So we play this stupid game
Of love and power, virgin, whore
I’ve played it but not anymore

[Verse 2]
Think you’re funny, think you’re smart
Think you’re gonna break my heart
Think you’re funny, think you’re smart
Yeah, you may be good looking
But you’re not a piece of art

[Chorus]
Power and control
I’m gunna make you fall
Power and control
I’m gunna make you fall

[Post-Chorus 2]
Women and men we are the same
So we play this stupid game
Of human vunerability,
Doesn’t mean that I am weak

[Interlude]
That I am weak, I am weak
I am weak, I am weak, weak
Weak, weak, weak, weak

[Chorus]
Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall
Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall

[Post-Chorus 1]
Women and men, we are the same
But love will always be a game
We give and take a little more
Eternal game of tug and war

[Chorus]
Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall
Power and control
I’m gonna make you fall

[Outro]
I’m gonna make you fall
We give and take a little more
‘Cause all my life I’ve been controlled
You can’t have peace without a war
Without a war, without a war

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