Can Bonomo is one of the biggest stars in alternative music. The words that make his pen speak, the melodies that make you want to accompany them immediately, and the rich instrument selection that is not caught in the trio of guitar, bass and drums are among the greatest charms of his songs. Bonomo, who has been advancing in his own musical style since his first album “Meczup”, is advancing by giving the right to “urban music” with his gray and yellow. He doesn’t repeat himself in any of his songs. There’s definitely little details in every song, there’s a toy. Sometimes a word, sometimes a melody, sometimes Bonomo’s singing conquers your heart. Can Bonomo has a lot to say, which is why we get excited about every new song he releases. Because we know that Can Bonomo still has many stories to tell…
Fiddle suits ‘Gazapistan’
“The Sun” and “If We Meet Again,” which he released during the first phase of the pandemic, were among the strongest songs of his musical journey. These songs will be among the “must haves” of listeners making “pandemic nostalgia” in the future. Bonomo recently had a great break on radio with “Cloud in My Dream” which they recorded with Demet Evgar. The song was also enjoyed digitally. The musician continues his journey with a brand new song that has the potential to go mainstream just like ‘Cloud in My Dream’. The name of the song is “Gazapistan”. Text and music belong to Can Baba again. The arrangement that makes the song flow like water is by Can Saban. “Gazapistan”, which captivates you with its sympathy the first time you hear it, also gives the listener a great title with the sentence “Dreams Istanbul, my moods Gazapistan”. The already sympathetic song becomes much easier to accompany. But the part that caught my attention the most is of course the violin melody. We missed the violin so much… Although Can Bonomo included songs like ‘Confused’ and ‘Give Me a Saz’ on the ‘Meczup’ album released in 2011, it is the third video clip, ‘Meczup’, that gives the album its name gives name, is the true story of the album, it was a hit. And perhaps “Meczup” was the first song that introduced Bonomo to a much wider audience. And when a list of songs featuring a violin was made, it had become a memorable song that would go into the top 5 in your head.
Both dreams and situations will/will be Istanbul!
Can Bonomo added ‘Gazapistan’ to this ‘Violin Songs’ list. I really liked Gazapistan. A solid goal comes from Onur Nar’s violin solo, which comes after the chorus, which is sweet on its own. It’s also true that the song didn’t stretch out unnecessarily after the second repeat and ended right in time with the melody. The violin melody after the chorus, adding enthusiasm to the accompanying chorus, will help you listen to the song at least 2-3 times in a row. Extremely right choice. “Gazapistan” definitely deserves a hit as big as “I Dreamed of a Cloud.” It’s a true and, more importantly, a sympathetic song that brings Bonomo’s bone listeners and mainstream Turkish music listeners together. In fact, it’s Can Bonomo’s most likable hit ever recorded, in my opinion. Istanbulites, city dwellers who miss dancing in the streets and look to the future with hope… One day spring will come of course, one day we will definitely fall in love again, we will trust our friends again; we will multiply and get rid of this “Gazapistan”. Can Bonomo has already made his song, of course when that day comes we will hear the last note ‘Gazapistan’ and laugh at the rubble left behind yesterday. Both dreams and situations will/will be Istanbul!