Outernational pop group Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek unveil the second and final part of their double album ‘Dost 1&2”. Once again, their subtle and groovy Anatolian psych folk sound matches the powerful quality of the songs often led by Yıldırım’s sublime vocals and bağlama (Turkish lute). With ‘Dost 2’, the band have broadened their songwriting horizons and refined their idiosyncratic arrangement skills.
Most of ‘Dost 2’’s material was composed by the band, with two notable tracks composed by guitarist flautist Antonin Voyant whose melodic work brings the music to an unnostalgic, yet deep and meaningful place. The lyrics were penned by Derya Yıldırım in collaboration with Berlin based writer Duygu Ağal, adding another string to Grup Şimşek’s bow.
Here they captured a lively, unique piece of interpretation which connects to the meaning of ‘Dost’ as the text inserted inside the vinyl / CD explains “DOST is a friend, a comrade, a brother, a sister and even more than that. DOST is the connection to keep this life and world meaningful”. No doubt that with ‘Dost 2’ Derya Yıldırım & Grup Şimşek will bring sounds, people and emotions together.