Tuesday, February 23, 2016
AccuRadio Song Of The Day-Floetry
Say Yes was the biggest hit for the Neo Soul duo Floetry. Natalie Stewart was very active in London poetry groups. She met Marsha Ambrosius in the basketball court. Marsha had plans to attend Georgia Tech on a basketball scholarship. But she got injured. Marsha also sang and the two began writing songs together in 1997. They moved to the US in 2000 and started working poetry clubs. They moved to Philadelphia and started working with producers Darren Henson and Keith Pelzer. This led to a contract with DreamWorks Records. On their 2002 debut CD Floetic, Floetry worked with producers Andre Harris and Vidal Davis who also work with Jill Scott among others. Say Yes was the second single from the album. Marsha wrote it with Andre Harris. It reached #8 on the R & B Singles chart and #24 on the Billboard Hot 100. Floetic was certified Gold. So Floetry was off to a good start. The problem was DreamWorks Records did not do well and the company was sold to Universal in 2003. Floetry was moved to Geffen Records and they released the 2005 CD Flo'Ology. It didn't perform as well as the first CD and there were no hit singles. Floetry split up in 2006. Since then, Marsha has had a successful solo career. Natalie has recorded three albums as The Floacist. Floetry reunited and toured in 2015. They announced plans to continue touring in 2016 and plans for new music though nothing specific has been announced. Here's the video for Say Yes by Floetry.