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Marina and the Diamonds
Froot
Released December 12, 2014
Format Digital download, CD (with album)
Length 4:03
Label Atlantic Records
Warner/Chappell
Writer Marina Diamandis
Producer Marina Diamandis
David Kosten
Promotional single information
A-side "Froot"
Single release December 12, 2014
Video release December 18, 2014
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Froot track listing
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"Froot"

"Happy" is a song written by Marina Diamandis, registered on Warner/Chappell.[1] It is the second single from Diamandis' thrid studio album, Froot. The song was the second Froot of the Month, and the Froot was a lemon.

Background and compositionEdit

Diamandis described the song as difficult to write, taking over three months to complete the lyrics. After initially writing a verse, she was unsure of what emotion the chorus should express.[2]

Critical receptionEdit

The song received critical acclaim from reviewers. Bradley Stern from Idolator called the track a "gentle, soul-searing ballad" with an "underlying message of hope".[3] Michael Cragg of The Guardian said the track sounded "utterly redemptive" and that the line 'I believe in possibility' refracted like "sun from a cloud".[4] Michelle Geslani from Consequence of Sound said "the song is a bare-bones ballad that's quietly backed only by the delicate purr of a piano. However, its austerity serves as its greatest strength and allows the Welsh singer to convey joy and exultation on her own terms — intimately, with much contemplation, and through the use of her emotive, porcelain-like vocals."[5]

Although the song was not released as a single, upon release it reached number 1 on iTunes in 9 countries, number 6 in the US, and got to ten in the UK.[6] The song failed to chart in any country; in the UK, the song was ineligible to chart since most of the purchases came as instant gratification downloads for album preorders.

VideosEdit

The song didn't have an official video but was released as an acoustic band video on Marina's YouTube channel. Premiered on December 18, 2014. As of August 2016, the video has 1,761,510 views.

Music Video Information
MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS "HAPPY" ACOUSTIC BAND VIDEO04:30

MARINA AND THE DIAMONDS "HAPPY" ACOUSTIC BAND VIDEO

Premiere December 18, 2014
Filmed TBA
Director Paul Caslin
Producer TBA
Production co TBA
Exec. producer TBA
Editor TBA
Choreographer TBA
Length 5:24
Source

LyricsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. WW010425831000
  2. "Track by track of Froot - Marina And The Diamonds." YouTube. 26 March 2015. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  3. http://www.idolator.com/7573756/marina-and-the-diamonds-happy-listen-froot-ballad
  4. http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/dec/19/the-playlist-pop-marina-and-the-diamonds-madeon-skrillex
  5. http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/12/marina-and-the-diamonds-premiere-new-song-happy-listen/
  6. https://twitter.com/MarinasDiamonds/status/543357394022326273

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