Electra Heart album artwork
Marina and the Diamonds
Electra Heart
Released April 27, 2012
Format Digital download, CD (with album)
Length 3:27
Label 679, Atlantic
Writer Marina Diamandis, Greg Kurstin
Producer Greg Kurstin
Electra Heart track listing
"Starring Role" is track number 5.
Previous track
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"The State of Dreaming"

"Starring Role" is a song by Marina and the Diamonds on her second studio album, Electra Heart.

Background and compositionEdit

Diamandis stated that "Starring Role" was a groundbreaking song for her as it was one of the first written for the album and signaled the direction she was taking musically on Electra Heart. She deemed the song "cold and emotive" and said that the song's style lead the way for the rest of the album's similar feel.[1]

A demo of the song was uploaded to her channel in November 20, 2011 and has +1,000,000 views.



  1. "Marina and the Diamonds | "Electra Heart" Album Interview. Part 2." YouTube. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2015.

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