Numb

This is a catchy pop song about living with depression. This is why Marina Diamantis is a queen to hordes of teen girls and baby gays. Because she makes music – pop music! – for smart kids with sore hearts. Kids who can talk about their insecurity and depression, who can laugh about those things. While wearing glitter. I know this after witnessing the sky high levels of youthful fabulosity at her shows. I usually attend concerts where I’m on the young side of the audience; never before have I felt like the old fogie. So many beautiful, flamboyant adolescents! It makes me feel near-optimism for the future. The world is still doomed, of course, but it’s nice to see the vitality, intelligence and proud weirdness of the kids coming up behind me.