For the first time, the general public met Marta Shpak through the disc "ILLuminated"
– a joint project with Hera (aka Molotov20
, a former member of Skryabin
band, now a regular participant of the groups Dazzle Dreams
and Druha Rika
). But while the album "Illuminated" was mildly experimental, "At Dawn" – by the way, Marta's first solo album – is a moderate option for the combination of folklore and variety art. Actually, folklore motifs are woven into the music here – and ethnic connotations often loom through the performance manner as well. However, the lyrics here are for the most part those by the author – and, incidentally, the author of almost half of the texts in the album is the singer herself. But in general, "At Dawn" still sounds as a certain continuation of the traditions founded by the Ukrainian VIAs back in the 1970's and 1980's. In other words, in short – this is author pop music with bright national colors. And, maybe, the fans will be interested to know that for the song "Believe Me" the saxophone solo is performed by Oleh Levytsky, a member of the famous jazz-rock project "Braty Blusu"