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Froot
Froot single artwork
Released October 10, 2014
Length 5:31 (See official versions)
Label Atlantic Records, Warner/Chappell
Producer David Kosten
Marina Diamandis
Marina and the Diamonds chronology
Froot track listing
"Froot" is track number 2.
Previous track
"Happy"
Next track
"I'm a Ruin"
"Froot" (originally entitled "Pamplemousse") is a song by Welsh singer-songwritter Marina and the Diamonds. The song was written by Marina Diamandis and produced by David Kosten. It's the second song and first single from her third studio album Froot.

Background and compositionEdit

Diamandis wrote the song on a "dreary" January day, deciding to write something "weird and upbeat and cheerful" to contrast the weather.[1] Although Diamandis named the parent album after the track "Froot", she confirmed that it was one of last songs from the album that she wrote.[2]

Described by Diamandis as "the most eccentric song on the record". "Froot" is a disco-inspired in terms of production.[3] She went on to call it "a very positive song" about happiness, readiness to love, and "living the best life that you can.". This was an idea she had never before talked about in her music.[2]

Most people assume it is about about somebody ready to lose their virginity, but Diamandis stated that "I think a lot of people assume it's about sex, but it's not. Strictly. Most of it is not. It's really about being ready for happiness, and being ready to love somebody, and being fully-realised as a person. I like that it's a really positive message to start on. I needed that. It would've been easy to go with something like "Happy", which is a ballad and kind of stripping everything back to its bare bones, and I felt like that would be predictable."

Critical reception Edit

The song received positive reviews from most reviewers. Hayden Manders from Refinery29 commented that the track combined the "tongue-in-cheek wordplay" from Diamandis' debut studio album The Family Jewels and the "decidedly danceable production" from her follow-up project Electra Heart in a fashion that would help her "break free of cult status". Lucas Villa of AXS also wrote that the song was a return to the "quirkier pop" of her debut album. He further described it as an "'80s video game-inspired electro-pop track" that was a "fruitful return" for Diamandis. David Deady of MusicScene.ie stated that Diamandis "never fails to paint a perfect picture for her audience" and this track will leave fans "salivating for more." Ryan Reed from Billboard, however, gave "Froot" only 2.5 out of 5 stars. He called the song a "pop banger", and praised its production for sounding "sonically fresh"; however, he panned the lyrics, calling them "stale".

Charts Edit

The song didn't chart in any territory.

Certifications Edit

Region Certifications Sales
United States (RIAA) Gold 500,000^

Release and promotion Edit

On November 5, 2014 the single artwork was revealed when Spotify added "Froot" to their platform. Starting November 11th, "Froot" has been made available to download along with the album pre-order as the first "Froot of the Month", and the Froot was a grape. On the same day, Diamandis released the music video a month after the original release.

Music video(s)Edit

Music video Edit

Music Video Information
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS "FROOT" Official Music Video04:13

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS "FROOT" Official Music Video

Premiere November 11, 2014
Filmed October 25, 2014
Director Chino Moya
Producer Amy James
Production co HSI London
Exec. producer Beth Montague
Editor Ellie Johnson
Choreographer Aaron Sillis
Length 4:12
Source

Background Edit

The video for "Froot" was shot in Eltham Palace on October 25, 2014 and it was directed by Chino Moya. The video uses the radio edit/single version of the song.

Photoshoot by Charlotte Rutherford Edit

Audio video Edit

Music Video Information
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS "FROOT"05:32

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS "FROOT"

Premiere October 10, 2014
Filmed
Director Bill Richards
Producer
Production co
Exec. producer
Editor Bill Richards
Choreographer
Length 3:51
Source

Background Edit

The audio video for "Froot" was animated by Bill Richards and features depictions of fruit and celestial bodies slowly rotating through a celestial background with the title of the track appearing occasionally in multicolor. The style was used for the other audio videos.

Official versions Edit

  • Album version — 5:31
  • Instrumental version — 5:32
  • Acapella version — 5:30
  • Radio edit — 4:12
  • Video version — 4:12
  • Single version — 4:07

LyricsEdit

Album version Edit

  Intro.  

Froot
La la la la la
Juice
La la la la la

  Verse 1.  

I’ve seen seasons come and go
From winter sun to summer snow
This ain’t my first time at the rodeo

  Verse 2.  


Nature ain’t a fruit machine
She’s gotta keep her credits clean
Good things come to those who wait
But I ain’t in a patient phase

  Interlude.  


It’s summer time and I hang on the vine
They’re gonna make me into sweet red wine
Hanging around like a fruit on a tree
Waiting to be picked, come on cut me free

  Pre-chorus.  


Come on fill your cup up
Looking for some good luck
Good luck, good luck to you
Hanging like a fruit
Ready to be juiced
Juiced, juiced

  Chorus.  


Living "la dolce vita"
Life couldn’t get much sweeter
Don’t you give me a reason
That it’s not the right season
Babe, I love you a lot
I’ll give you all I’ve got
Yeah, you know that it’s true
I’ve been saving all my summers for you
I’ve been saving all my summers for you
Like froot, like froot

  Verse 3.  


Baby, I am plump and ripe
I’m pinker than shepherd’s delight
Sweet like honeysuckle late at night

  Verse 4.  

Leave it too long I’ll go rot
Like an apple you forgot
Birds and worms will come for me
The cycle of life is complete

  Interlude.  


I’m your carnal flower, I’m your bloody rose
Pick my petals off and make my heart explode
I’m your deadly nightshade, I’m your cherry tree
You’re my one true love, I’m your destiny

  -Pre-chorus.  


Come on fill your cup up
Looking for some good luck
Good luck, good luck to you
Autumn, I’ll be gone
Birds will sing their mourning song,
Song

  Chorus.  


Living "la dolce vita"
Life couldn’t get much sweeter
Don’t you give me a reason
That it’s not the right season
Babe, I love you a lot
I’ll give you all I’ve got
Yeah, you know that it’s true
I’ve been saving all my summers for you
I’ve been saving all my summers for you
Like froot, like froot

  Middle eight.  


Oh my body is ready
Yeah it’s ready, yeah it’s ready for your love
Oh my branches are heavy
Yeah they’re heavy, yeah they’re heavy

  Chorus.  


Living "la dolce vita"
Life couldn’t get much sweeter
Don’t you give me a reason
That it’s not the right season
Babe, I love you a lot
I’ll give you all I’ve got
Yeah you know that it’s true
I’ve been saving all my summers for you
I’ve been saving all my summers for you
Like froot, like froot

  Outro.  


Living "la dolce vita"
I’m in love
Living "la dolce vita"
I’m in love
I’m in love

Radio edit/Video version/Single version Edit

  Intro.  

Froot
La la la la la
Juice
La la la la la

  Verse 1.  

I’ve seen seasons come and go
From winter sun to summer snow
This ain’t my first time at the rodeo

  Verse 2.  


Nature ain’t a fruit machine
She’s gotta keep her credits clean
Good things come to those who wait
But I ain’t in a patient phase

  Pre-chorus.  


Come on fill your cup up
Looking for some good luck
Good luck, good luck to you
Hanging like a fruit
Ready to be juiced
Juiced, juiced

  Chorus.  


Living la dolce vita
Life couldn’t get much sweeter
Don’t you give me a reason
That it’s not the right season
Babe, I love you a lot
I’ll give you all I’ve got
Yeah, you know that it’s true
I’ve been saving all my summers for you
I’ve been saving all my summers for you
Like froot, like froot

  Verse 3.  


Baby, I am plump and ripe
I’m pinker than shepherd’s delight
Sweet like honeysuckle late at night

  Verse 4.  

Leave it too long I’ll go rot
Like an apple you forgot
Birds and worms will come for me
The cycle of life is complete

  -Pre-chorus.  


Come on fill your cup up
Looking for some good luck
Good luck, good luck to you
Autumn, I’ll be gone
Birds will sing their mourning song,
Song

  Chorus.  


Living la dolce vita
Life couldn’t get much sweeter
Don’t you give me a reason
That it’s not the right season
Babe, I love you a lot
I’ll give you all I’ve got
Yeah, you know that it’s true
I’ve been saving all my summers for you
I’ve been saving all my summers for you
Like froot, like froot

  Interlude.  

Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah

  Chorus.  


Living la dolce vita
Life couldn’t get much sweeter
Don’t you give me a reason
That it’s not the right season
Babe, I love you a lot
I’ll give you all I’ve got
Yeah you know that it’s true
I’ve been saving all my summers for you
I’ve been saving all my summers for you
Like froot, like froot

Credits Edit

Personnel
  • Marina Diamandis — Backing vocals, Keyboards, Production, Songwritting, Vocals
  • Al Lawson — Assistant drum recording engineering
  • Alexander Robertshaw — Guitar
  • David Kosten — Engineering, Keyboards, Percussion, Production, Programming
  • Drew Smith — Assitant drum recording engineering
  • Jason Cooper — Drums
  • James Ahwai — Bass
  • Lewis Hopkin — Mastering
  • Mo Hausler — Additional engineering
  • Wez Clarke — Additional programming, Mixing down
Technical
  • Published by Warner/Chappell
  • Recorded at Muttley Ranch (except for Drums recorded at Kore Studios and Assault & Battery Two. [London]
  • Mixed at Biffco Studios (Brighton), The Ivory Tower, Konk Studios (London)

ReferencesEdit

  1. Bass, Bill. (21 April 2015). "Marina And The Diamonds: Ripe With New 'FROOT'." Edge Boston. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Marina And The Diamonds - Interview (2015)." We Need to Talk on YouTube. 5 April 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  3. "Track by track of Froot - Marina And The Diamonds." YouTube. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015.

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