Floetic

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Floetic
Studio album by Floetry
Released 1 October 2002 (2002-10-01)
Recorded 2001–2002
A Touch of Jazz Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
The Mill Studio
(Winfarthing, Norfolk, England)
Genre R&B, neo soul, hip hop
Label DreamWorks
Producer Keith "Keshon" Pelzer, Darren "Limitless" Henson, Andre "Dirty" Harris, Vidal Davis, Ivan "Orthodox" Barias
Floetry chronology
Floetic
(2002)
Floacism "Live"
(2003)

Floetic is the debut album by the English neo soul duo Floetry, released by DreamWorks Records in the United States on 1 October 2002 and in the United Kingdom on 25 November 2002.

Background[edit]

Since moving to the US in 2000, the duo have written for Jill Scott, Jazz of Dru Hill, Glenn Lewis (Ambrosius only), Bilal, and Michael Jackson, for whom Ambrosius co-penned the 2002 hit single "Butterflies". In 2002, they signed with DreamWorks Records and released their debut album Floetic.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
BBC Music (favourable)[2]
CMJ (favourable)[3]
Philadelphia Weekly (favourable)[4]
PopMatters (favourable)[5]
Rhapsody (favourable)[6]
Rolling Stone (favourable)[7]
UKMIX 5/5 stars[8]
Yahoo! Music (favourable)[9]

Critical response[edit]

The album received favourable reviews from CMJ, Rolling Stone, Yahoo! Music, and other company sites. Allmusic gave the album three out of five stars.[10]

Commercial performance[edit]

Floetic debuted at number nineteen on the Billboard 200 and number four on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. On 14 July 2003, the album was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America[11] with US sales of over 864,000 copies to date.[12]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Big Ben" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer) – 1:54
  2. "Floetic" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer, Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) – 4:06
    • Contains an interpolation of "Born to Be Blue" (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells)
  3. "Ms. Stress" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Vidal Davis) – 3:54
  4. "Sunshine" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Andre Harris) – 4:15
  5. "Getting Late" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Vidal Davis) – 6:49
  6. "Fun" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer,) – 4:14
  7. "Mr. Messed Up" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Vidal Davis) – 4:22
  8. "Say Yes" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Andre Harris) – 4:28
  9. "Hello" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Andre Harris, Vidal Davis) – 4:09
  10. "Headache" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Ivan Barias) – 4:04
  11. "Hey You" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Andre Harris) – 5:04
  12. "If I Was a Bird" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Keith Pelzer) – 5:02
  13. "Opera" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Ivan Barias) – 4:00
  14. "Subliminal" (Marsha Ambrosius, Natalie Stewart, Darren Henson, Keith Pelzer) – 3:57
Bonus tracks
  1. "Butterflies" (Demo Version) (Andre Harris, Marsha Ambrosius) – 4:03
  2. "Now You're Gone (More Than I Can Feel)" (Natalie Stewart, Sebastian Rogers) – 4:52

Alternate version[edit]

  1. "Big Ben" – 1:54
  2. "Floetic" – 4:06
  3. "Ms. Stress" – 3:54
  4. "Fun" – 4:14
  5. "Sunshine" – 4:15
  6. "Headache" – 4:04
  7. "Possibilities" – 4:57
  8. "Say Yes" – 4:28
  9. "Hello" – 4:09
  10. "Getting Late" – 6:49
  11. "Hey You" – 5:04
  12. "If I Was a Bird" – 5:02
  13. "Opera" – 4:00
  14. "Mr. Messed Up" – 4:22

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002)[13] Peak
position
US Billboard 200 19
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 4

References[edit]