13 Songs, 48 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Brooklyn pop songstress MNDR, a.k.a. Amanda Warner, has said she had to fight music-industry heads throughout the recording of her 2012 debut album, Feed Me Diamonds, produced by Peter Wade and mixed by Tony Maserati (Lady Gaga, Beyoncé). Her unbending approach to songcraft paid off, starting with the dark and arresting electro-pop opener, “#1 in Heaven,” where she gets inside the head of Patty Hearst and writes from her point of view. Equally inspired by Henry Ford and Steve Jobs, “Faster Horses” pulses on a wobbling bass hook (without succumbing to full-on dubstep) while musing on two uncompromising innovators. If you’re looking for a bona fide club hit, "U.B.C.L." is a pulsing and seductive jam that begs for multiple remixes by A-list production luminaries. The tune also spotlights Warner’s versatile voice, as does the outstanding title track. “Feed Me Diamonds” may seem to be an uplifting pop song on the surface, but it pays tribute to Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovíc, whose politically active father was assassinated in Yugoslavia by being force-fed diamonds.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Brooklyn pop songstress MNDR, a.k.a. Amanda Warner, has said she had to fight music-industry heads throughout the recording of her 2012 debut album, Feed Me Diamonds, produced by Peter Wade and mixed by Tony Maserati (Lady Gaga, Beyoncé). Her unbending approach to songcraft paid off, starting with the dark and arresting electro-pop opener, “#1 in Heaven,” where she gets inside the head of Patty Hearst and writes from her point of view. Equally inspired by Henry Ford and Steve Jobs, “Faster Horses” pulses on a wobbling bass hook (without succumbing to full-on dubstep) while musing on two uncompromising innovators. If you’re looking for a bona fide club hit, "U.B.C.L." is a pulsing and seductive jam that begs for multiple remixes by A-list production luminaries. The tune also spotlights Warner’s versatile voice, as does the outstanding title track. “Feed Me Diamonds” may seem to be an uplifting pop song on the surface, but it pays tribute to Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovíc, whose politically active father was assassinated in Yugoslavia by being force-fed diamonds.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

Josh867 ,

Good music still exists!

I have been following MNDR for a long time. She is different, in a time where conformity is preferred. Her music is good, has meaning, and is deep. I like her style, and she stands up for what she believes. I'm proud to buy her first album.

Seriously, do yourself a favor and buy the whole album. All the songs are good. My favorite is Blue Jean Youth.

he_mang ,

Fantastic

Write this down. MNDR is going to be huge!

*Rasnsasnberry* ,

Beautiful, Wonderful

I recently discovered MNDR and really enjoy her music, I was extremely happy when I found out that she was releasing a new album, I got it as soon as i could, She is a Diamond in the rough.

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