This track has a sorta FKA Twigs vibe to it, more specifically to "Water Me". In comparing the similar production styles, "Marilyn Monroe" has less intensity and less glitch. Instead it carries more intimacy; the piano and vibraslap set a certain eeriness that almost hypnotises you, this is further heightened by SEVDALIZA's haunting voice.
The producer/singer SEVDALIZA comes from the Netherlands, she explores the objectification of women. The emotionally charged lyrics and earnestness reflect the running theme in this ballad — sadness and fragility. Two words often used to describe the life of Marylin Monroe.
SEVDALIZA goes on to explain that:
"this song is part of a series that represent some kind of womanhood. marilyn channels her fragility because it makes her powerful. a portrait in shimmering polyrhythms of a single tear floating down the cheek of a disappointed woman."