Video: Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek – Gümüş’

Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek has announced the release of the second of a two-part series following 2021’s highly acclaimed DOST 1.

With its genre-defying blend of Anatolian folk, 1970s Turkish rock, psychedelia, pop, and jazz, and its exploration of their lives and personal experiences. The inventiveness and inspiration of DOST 2 make it stand out.

DOST 2 is due for an 11th November release via Bongo Joe Records and Catapulte Records. Ahead of it, the quartet has shared the second marvellous single, ‘Gümüş’. Its title, ‘Gümüş’, meaning ‘Silver’, depicts a state of the soul between life and death. Derya Yöldrm penned the song lyrics along with her friend Duygu Ağal. Check out the Sarah Balounaïck-directed visual up top.

Some of you may still need to get in the mood for autumn; this brooding track with its freshly calm air might help.

“In Dost 1 we tried to concentrate on the sound that we really like as a whole unit, focusing on each element and arranging and composing the songs all together. Dost 2 is the second part of this adventure [and] it’s really important to actually consider us as individuals […] with different influences and backgrounds.”

Derya Yildirim

Bongo Joe Records // Catapulte Records will release DOST 2 on 11th November.

CF Smith

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