03 Get Up
04 Become the Sun
06 June 2
07 Galaxy D
08 Sail Away
09 This Is Not The End
There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy – Robert Louis Stevenson
In 2010 she won audiences and critics with her original spontaneity and the pop romanticism of her debut album, “Try A Little Romance”. One and a half years later, Marietta Fafouti makes a dynamic comeback with her much-awaited second album, entitled “Homemade Joy”.
“Homemade Joy” confirms, once again, that the good fairies have gifted this girl with talent, a unique voice, inspiration and a smile big enough to warm up the whole world. From the addictive spell of, the already popular, “Kookoobadi” to the cinematic wild west of “Morricone” and from the pop love ballad of “Home” (duet with Tareq) to the europop anthem of “This Is Not The End” (featuring Voyage Limpid Sound), “Homemade Joy” is an album full of surprises. Everything is bright in “Galaxy D” and if sometimes a passing cloud makes its appearance, as it happens with the funky “Get Up”, the mid tempo “June2” and the electro melancholy of “Stay”, the horizon clears quickly with the arrival of upbeat tracks such as “Become The Sun” and “Sail Away”. The production of Thodoris Zefkilis has given new dimensions to the young songwriter’s fresh compositions, while her influences of the musicals and pop of the 60s and 70s have been exploited in the most creative way.
In spite of the general gloom and blackness of these days, Marietta Fafouti delivers simple lessons of optimism with the 10 songs of “Homemade Joy”. The recipe is simple: sun, summer, loved ones, music and something important: crank up the volume!
“Homemade Joy” is released on cd from Inner Ear.
02 Don't Stop
03 Goodbye My Love
04 I Can Forget
05 The Girl Who Loved the Rain
06 A True Romance
08 Fly High
10 My Beautiful Girl
11 Just Go On
Inner Ear says goodbye to another hot summer and welcomes the first autumn drops together with a girl who loves the rain. Marietta Fafouti was 15 when she met the piano for the first time and thus began a relationship of love and creation that will last forever. Having nature and love as her main sources of inspiration, the girl slowly grew up into a woman and composed music for films, documentaries, TV productions, advertisements, plays, musicals and more. “Try A Little Romance” is her debut album and includes 11 tracks written, arranged and performed by her and produced by Ottomo.
While her music initially seems to flow from a carefree flirting with the musicals of the 60’s and the 70’s, it then dives into a contemporary pop romanticism and results to a rare blend of cinematic bliss and pop nonchalance. Ethereal vocals, tender lyrics, colorful imagery and dramatic love stories that end up in magic glades, everything comes alive through tripping melodies, sometimes happy, other times melancholic and in harmony with a performance full of freshness, nerve and theatricality they compose the songs of Marrietta that provoke euphoric smiles but also emotion.
“Try A Little Romance” is not an album made of stardust but a small reminder that the «happy end» we have deleted from our boring daily routine can easily be restored with a generous dose of optimism and a little romance. “I love the sun, the rain, the sky/It’s true we are together as one/A true romance with all the world/My heart is full I’m not alone”
Ένα τρυφερό, άλλοτε χαρούμενο κι άλλοτε μελαγχολικό πρώτο επίσημο δείγμα της Μαριέττας Φαφούτης, που παρά τις όποιες αδυναμίες του, ανεβάζει ακόμη υψηλότερα τον πήχη για την Inner-Ear, αλλά και την ελληνική δισκογραφία ευρύτερα.
“Συνολικά το Try A Little Romance είναι ένας εντυπωσιακά αισιόδοξος δίσκος, σε μία εποχή που ο κάθε συμπλεγματικός την είδε καταθλιπτικός και άτοπα Γότθος.” (8,5/10)