LOVE by MARINA was dropped off MARINA newly released album tagged LOVE.
LOVE + FEAR is the highly anticipated fourth studio album by MARINA. Comprised of two concept albums, tracks 1 to 8 make up LOVE and tracks 9 to 16 make up FEAR. LOVE was released digitally on April 4, 2019, while FEAR and the physical release will follow on April 26.
‘’Handmade Heaven’’ premiered on Feb. 8, 2019, as the record’s lead single. Less than a week later, Marina revealed the album’s title and release date of April 26.
In a series of Instagram stories, Marina answered fans’ questions about the album, which included discussion about its themes and her feelings about entering a new era.
Marina said she chose love and fear as the two main themes after listening to the album and realizing that consolidating it to just twelve tracks felt “wrong”:
So I thought, why don’t I do two collections of songs that form a set? After I did that and listened to the album a few times, I noticed that a lot of the songs could be categorized terms of coming from a place of love or a place of fear. And this felt very natural, universal [and] simple to me and that’s why I called it love and fear.
Marina described the general sound of LOVE + FEAR as “quite simple, direct, spacious and fresh.” She said she feels “calm and confident” in this era, whereas she described Electra Heart as “a fun record to make” and FROOT as “brilliant” because she felt sure of herself.