Purge The Poison

Album: Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land (2021)
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  • "Purge The Poison" finds Marina drawing on historic pop culture moments like Britney Spears' meltdown when she shaved her head and Harvey Weinstein's role in the #MeToo movement. She also takes on political topics such as the lack of female parliamentarians worldwide and the failures of capitalism.

    During the pre-chorus and chorus, Marina proposes that the COVID-19 pandemic has created the opportunity to purge the system of corrupting forces and we should start again with a new world order.
  • According to Marina, she penned the song in response to statistics that show just 2% of producers and 3% of engineers across popular music are female.
  • Marina released the song on April 14, 2021 as the follow-up to another feminist anthem, "Man's World."
  • Marina penned the pulsating song with the help of "Man's World" producer Jenn Decilveo, whose other credits include Andra Day's "Rise Up" and Anne-Marie's "Ciao Adios." Decilveo also played the keyboard and synthesizer.
  • Marina released a "Purge The Poison" remix featuring Russian band Pussy Riot on May 5, 2021. The punk group's Nadya Tolokonnikova contributed a verse about which she said: "It's my pleasure to be on 'Purge"s remix. In my part I reflect on topics of sisterhood, female and queer power, matriarchy, Christianity, and female sexuality."

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