Power And Control single artwork
Marina and the Diamonds
Electra Heart
Released April 27, 2012
Format Digital download, CD (with album)
Length 3:46
Label 679, Atlantic
Writer Marina Diamandis, Steve Angello
Producer Greg Kurstin
Single information
Single release July 22, 2012
Video release May 30, 2012
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Electra Heart (UK edition) track listing
"Power & Control" is track number 7.
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"The State of Dreaming"
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"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.
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"How to Be a Heartbreaker"

"Power & Control" is a single by 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 released on 30 May 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]

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


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

Additional creditsEdit

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



  1. "Marina and the Diamonds | "Electra Heart" Album Interview. Part 3." YouTube. 3 May 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2015.

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