|EP by Despina Vandi|
|Released||December 18, 2002|
|Recorded||2002, Phase One Recording Studios|
|Genre||Dance-pop, electronic, flamenco|
|Despina Vandi chronology|
"Ante Gia" (Greek: Άντε Γειά; English: Goodbye) is an EP maxi single by Greek singer Despina Vandi released on December 19, 2002 by Heaven Music. The entire EP was written and produced by Phoebus in promotion of the reissue of Vandi's 5× Platinum album Gia, which was reissued as Gia + Ante Gia and as a box set as Gia + Ante Gia: Collector's Edition. The EP contains all new material, with the title track being a response to the single "Gia" (Hello), inspired by that song but in a negative lyrical context. The remix of the songs "Spania" and "Giatriko" is licensed by Vandi's former label Minos EMI.
|1.||"Simera" (Σήμερα; Today)||Phoebus||Phoebus||5:06|
|2.||"I Melodia Tis Monaxias" (Η μελωδία της μοναξιάς; The melody of loneliness)||Phoebus||Pheobus||6:02|
|3.||"Thimisou" (Θυμήσου; Remember)||Phoebus, Vaggelis Konstantinidis||Phoebus||4:39|
|4.||"Spania - Giatriko (Flamenco Version 2002)" (Σπάνια - Γιατρικό; Rare - Medicine)||Phoebus||Phoebus||2:57|
|5.||"Ante Gia" (Άντε γειά; Goodbye)||Phoebus||Phoebus||4:03|
The first single from the EP was "Simera", a dance-pop song that was later rewritten in English as "C'est La Vie" for the international release of the album in 2003. The music video was directed by Kostas Kapetanidis and features Vandi in five different scenes dressed up in different costumes, in front of solid color backgrounds, doing things such as writing on the walls and playing electric guitar. Towards the end her four personas meet in one scene, with the video ending showing speeding cars on a highway.
- "I Melodia Tis Monaxias"
The second single was "I Melodia Tis Monaxias". The music video was once again directed by Kapetanidis. In it, Vandi is involved in a car accident and presumably killed. She wanders around, having in an out-of-body experience, before finally being revived at the end.
Ante Gia peaked at number one on the Greek Singles Chart (where EPs chart in Greece). The EP was certified double platinum, recognizing shipments of at least 40,000 units.
|Greek Singles Chart||IFPI||1||2× Platinum||40,000|
Credits and personnel
Credits adapted from the album's liner notes.
- 2003: Thimisou (Remix by Nikos Halkousis - G. Koutsouflakis)
- 2007: Thimisou (Soumka Mix)
- 2007: I Melodia Tis Monaxias (Soumka Loneliness Mix)
- 2004: Despina Vandi - C'est La Vie (Simera) (Σήμερα)
- 2006: Cristina Rus - Viaţa Mea (Σήμερα; My life) (Romania)
- 2006: Lana Jurčević - Odlaziš (Σήμερα) (Croatia)
- "Ελληνικό Chart". Ifpi.gr. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
- Ante Gia (CD single). Despina Vandi. Heaven Music. 2002. 5204958 1031 2 6.
- "Cristina Rus - Viata Mea - Muzica Romania Music Romanian Singer". YouTube. 2008-02-18. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
- "Lana Jurcevic - Odlazis". YouTube. Retrieved 2012-01-14.