At the beginning of the pandemic, we all experienced great fear and worry. Maybe the nightmare isn’t over yet, but at least thanks to vaccinations, we don’t feel as helpless as we did in 2020. The songs we heard back then will definitely stay in our memories in the future. Just as we make nostalgia for the 90s, we will definitely remember 2020 in the future. While we were all stuck at home, we enthusiastically clung to movies, TV shows, books, and songs. Ece Mumay was also one of the names that appeared in our lives at that time. A “galaxy” had exploded that captured all of our hearts. Ece Mumay, who managed to capture the sincerity of the ’90s and send her rhyming greetings to Yonca Evcimik’s “subscriber” generation, gave hope to many of us with her “Galaxy.” The song’s positivity and Ece Mumay’s liking did quite well. Although Mumay continued on his way with songs like “Plain Coffee” or “My Feelings”, he couldn’t catch up with “Galaxy” until “Peri”. “Peri” brought Mumay back into our lives for the anniversary of “Galaxy”. So much so that the song, like “Galaxy,” was a huge hit both digitally and on the radio. “Fairy” was at least as personable as “Galaxy”, but in the end “Galaxy” really tasted like “Galaxy Taxi”. ‘Fairy’ approached ‘Galaxy’ but was unable to pass.
‘Vanilla’ is more of a review of ‘Galaxy’ and ‘Fairy’
Ece Mumay continues the ‘likable summer song’ she captured with ‘Galaxy’ and ‘Peri’ this time with ‘Vanilla’. Ece Mumay recently released her new 3-song EP titled “Vanilya”. ‘Vanilla’ was chosen as the lead song on this 3-song EP, which consists of ‘Vanilla’, ‘Devil’s Feather’ and ‘Kutu Kutu’. The lyrics and music of the song belong to Ece Mumay, just like in “Galaxy”. In the song where Serkan Balkan sits in the producer’s chair, we see Ece Mumay with all her sympathy. In the clip, nature was chosen again and, apart from the poses, sympathy was put in the foreground. Nice details. Ece Mumay is still in her early 20s, so it is entirely correct to proceed in a sympathetic line. Like ‘Galaxy’ and ‘Peri’, ‘Vanilla’, which is quite entertaining, is more successful than ‘Peri’ in my opinion, but it is once again a work in the shadow of ‘Galaxy’. Of course, those who love ‘Galaxy’ love ‘Vanilla’ very much. But we must not forget that we are no longer trapped in our homes. We have our vaccinations, we can go on vacation without any problems. So “Galaxy” was a very fitting move to be the right song at the right time. “Fairy” or “Vanilla” are proof that the success of “Galaxy” is no coincidence. Ece Mumay provided ‘Galaxy’ for all songs on her EP ‘Vanilya’. Even if I didn’t find “Kutu Kutu” very successful when I first heard it, “Devil’s Feather” is at least as catchy and entertaining as “Vanilla”. But when the EP is over, you inevitably get back into ‘let me listen to ‘Galaxy’ mode. Because the best version of this “style” is still “Galaxy”.
It should stop being the “sympathetic singer of summer songs”.
Ece Mumay is a name at the beginning of her music career. He includes both arabesque pop and Kurdish songs in his discography. But on the other hand, he won’t let go of the likeable pop songs that brought him to the masses. Since the era is now the singles era, all the songs come to the fore. In fact, it’s a bit confusing because it progresses as “90s pop” in the summer and “arabesque pop” in the winter. I don’t think the path drawn for the “entry phase” is wrong. Ece Mumay achieves quantitative success, especially with her summer songs, which many pop singers cannot achieve. So it’s not surprising that the last three summers have been filled with pop songs of a similar style. But in the 2022/2023 season, Ece Mumay has to get away from a slightly different concept. At a time when everyone saw cool clips being filmed in the studio, Ece Mumay’s performance with dance choreography, regardless of pose and pose, was good for the intro stage. But now we need more. Ece Mumay, who writes her own songs, should -never- move on to more “mainstream” work without losing her color. Lean has done this in the past. For example, he set out with “Zalim”. But with “Everything is Sensin” and “Cumhuriyet” he continued on his way without letting go of the guitar – to say it with Ece Mumay, without leaving the taste of rhymes in his songs. Ece Mumay can also diversify her favorite pop style. He can start from the “sympathetic singer of summer songs” and embellish his musical journey in summer or winter with more pop works, with songs that are much stronger both quantitatively and qualitatively. Ece Mumay is a young name. In a time when all compositions are similar, his likeable songs make us breathe and smile. And it is our most natural right to expect more from him. Ece Mumay should now slowly play ‘bigger’, the time has come…