For the last decade, Marina – formerly Marina and the Diamonds – has sat on the precarious fence between mainstream and underground pop: someone with that curious, 21st-century kind of fame where you can rack up tens of millions of streams without ever having a Top 10 single. The Welsh native’s first solo work in four years, Handmade Heaven, was released last Friday – can it finally be the song to give her universal appeal?

Peter Robinson, editor of the influential pop music site Popjustice, says Marina excels in a particular manner: while “certain music comes in and out of fashion, it’s a rare artist who does exactly what they want to a high standard”. He describes her as “one of the top three British artists – it’s a shame we don’t cherish her more.”