Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land


Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land is the fifth studio album by MARINA, released on June 11, 2021. The album focuses on many societal issues such as global warming, misogyny, mistreatment of LGBT individuals and racism. Marina told Vogue:

People tend to shy away from these kinds of issues in songs, but pop music is such an amazing vehicle to discuss those issues, and it doesn’t matter if people agree with you or not—it’s a conversation starter. That’s the most powerful thing about art.

The majority of the record was written and recorded during the COVID-19 pandemic, which had a big influence on the album’s lyrical content:

I felt this anger at myself for the life I’ve been living and we’ve all been coaxed into living. The way that we were living pre-COVID wasn’t sustainable or, to be honest, enjoyable.”

The album was preceded by four singles: “Man’s World”, “Purge the Poison”, “Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land” and “Venus Fly Trap”.