Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Oath (Foivos Delivorias, 1995)

Foivos Delivorias

oivos Delivorias was born in Kallithea in 1973, one of the densest Athens neighboorhoods. His guitar teacher was Orfeas Peridis, an artist we haven't had the chance to present yet but we will certainly do so in the future. In 1989, 16-year-old Foivos meets Manos Hadjidakis to presenthim his unreleased songs. Manos is impressed and this meeting results to Foivos first album called "The parade". Six years later (1995) he releases with Sony his second album - clearly more mature than the first - "Life if beautiful, only this way". His first concerts to music halls and univeristy festivals come after his third release called "Mess" in 1998. Since that time he has recorded another 4 albums and perfomed at quite some music shows in Athenian music halls.

His music is easy listening. He easily swithces music styles (even within the same album) possibly because of his references that spread from Greek folk music to Hip hop and modern jazz. The lyrics of his songs (even from his very first album) are distinguished for the excellent use of the Greek language (speaking Greek is tough, but speaking correctly is almost impossible), the natural and "easy-looking" way he expresses complicated stuff, his imagination, politeness and his references.

Everyone appreciates his music but only ages 20-40 can listen to it. Google him or Youtube hime with "Φοίβος Δεληβοριάς" or "Foivos Delivorias".

Today’s song is from his second album, and it is a lover’s oath. A woman first, and then a man tie themselves beautifully.

The Oath
music, lyrics: Foivos Delivorias
vocals: Eleni Tsaligopoulou

"I swear on the cherry tree's dyed lips
that I'll build myself in the waves
that I'll build myself in the waves
if you leave me

I'll reap apart the kisses
I'll swallow the misfortunes
and alone I'll nail myself, my star
on the thorn of my sorrow..."

"And I swear on the sea
that if I leave you
I'll lie down on the sea shore
and as a writing I'll fade away

And my dust will be scattered
on all of the Earth from
so that it get into your eyes, my lovely
to cry with tears of mine..."

1 comment:

  1. I've been looking for a blog like this for ages! I'm a half-greek kid that loves greek music, but speaks Greek really badly. Thanks for writing this blog. What made you want to write a Greek Music blog in English? Was it for people like me, or for people that have no idea of Greek music?



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