|The State of Dreaming|
|Released||April 27, 2012|
|Format||Digital download, CD (with album)|
|Producer||Rick Nowels, Devrim Karaoğlu|
|Marina and the Diamonds chronology|
|Electra Heart track listing|
|"The State of Dreaming" is track number 6.|
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|Electra Heart (Video series) track listing|
|"The State of Dreaming" is the ninth video.|
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Background and compositionEdit
"The State of Dreaming" was written about the public's memory of Marilyn Monroe. Inspired by a tweet reading, "Message to girls, stop living off that one quote," Diamandis wrote the song about how people can choose to remember and perceive people any way they please. She further added, "[Monroe] basically died in this really undignified way. It inspired me as people are living off this one quote...It's connected with deception and how people see this beautiful image of her when she was a really deep troubled person and that one image is strong enough to make people behave in a certain way".
|Premiere||March 2, 2013|
DoP: Tim Bret Day
Stylist: Hasan Hejazi
- ↑ "Marina and the Diamonds | "Electra Heart" Album Interview. Part 2." YouTube. 1 May 2012. Retrieved 13 August 2015.