It’s been literal years (so about 6 or 8 hype cycles) since MNDR’s “I Go Away,” and “#1 In Heaven” first thundered against our eardrums, so it seems impossible that in all that time we’ve yet to hear a proper full-length release from duo Amanda Warner and Peter Wade. But that’s the case. That changes later this year when MNDR will release Feed Me Diamonds, and today WNYC premiered the release’s title track. Warner stretches her voice along the full measure of the track’s shiny bed to form a tidy piece of synth pop. What’s this about wanting to eat diamonds, though? Carbon doesn’t seem like it holds a lot of nutritional value. Speaking to WNYC, Warner attributed the creation of her song to none other than artist Marina Abramović.
“Feed Me Diamonds”…is solely inspired by a claim that Marina herself made about her father’s death. She claimed that he was murdered by being fed finely ground diamonds which eventually caused internal bleeding in the G.I. tract. This was also a way that monarchs were overthrown: slowly being fed diamonds over a period of time until they eventually bled out.
Dang MNDR, that is really grim. We’re sure the song would get along just as well if it had been about grapes or Cheez-Its. Okay maybe not Cheez-Its, but a little gravity lost is more than worth one pop star’s life. Listen to “Feed Me Diamonds” at WNYC and get the album when it drops on August 14.