The songs of the madrigal group shine brightly among the alternative works that have become similar to each other lately. The band, who couldn’t smile at the record label, are on a tremendous rise despite that team’s instability. The band that stole our hearts with “Don’t Worry About You” in the early days of the pandemic managed to garner more than 100 million listens with those songs, not only capturing the attention of Generation Z, but also the Y generation, which has a bit of radio culture. “Seni Trouble Don’t Worry” has become such a long-lived song that two years after its release, it still ranks in the top 20 most listened to digitally. The group later announced to friends and foes that their success was no accident, as their “long EP / short album” consisting of 5 songs, 1 intro and 1 outro, which they called “Neogazino”, which sums up their genre well, and especially with “How long have I been you”? After being dragged into their shells for a while following their record label troubles, the group finally welcomed 2022 with a brand new song.
It elevates you and makes you crawl at the same time.
The new madrigal song “Don’t Cross My Street Anymore” officially shouts “I am the Madrigal Song” from 3 kilometers away. A different melody. Another ‘disco casino’ retro. And again it’s about taking the listener with you the first time you hear it. Along with “Don’t Worry About You” and “How Long Have I Been You”, we can say Madrigal’s strongest hit yet for “Don’t Cross My Street Anymore”. But for me, “Don’t Cross My Street Anymore” is by far the band’s best song. The main reason for this is that the song lies in the Turkish pop melancholy of the 90s. The song smells like 90s Turkish pop. You know the sad and high quality Turkish pop hits we used to listen to in the 90’s. For example Tarkan’s “Winter Sun”. Or Fatih Erdemci’s ‘Before I Die’ by Fatih Erdemci, which is more in alternative waters… These songs had a world of their own. There was melancholy. it hurt you But it was just as addicting. Even when you were happy, you wanted to crawl “I’m unhappy.” ‘Don’t Cross My Street Anymore’ simultaneously takes you into the skies and makes you crawl version after version. The song has great taste. The song has both great hit stuff and a great feel to it. I wish this song would outshine “I Don’t Care About You”. A better song than “Don’t Worry About You” in my opinion is “Don’t Cross My Street Anymore”. Simple and striking. Cold but sensitive.
The balance between “group music” and “soloist music” is enormous
Lyrics and music of “Don’t Pass Anymore” are signed by Anıl Erdem Cevizci. The edit belongs to the group. The mix was done by Mert Kasap and the mastering by Başar Yakupoğlu. I specifically stated that those names would be remembered. Because each of the names that I’ve mentioned has a big part in making the song so good. But for Anıl Erdem Cevizci, who gave the song its soul with his singing and created another “word-composition-harmony”, a separate bracket should be opened. Good thing Madrigal is a band. Fortunately, Anıl Erdem Cevizci combines his compositions with the music of a group. Because what makes Madrigal strong for me is its remarkable balance between “group music” and “soloist music”. All of the band’s hits have that flavor. Everything fits together perfectly. The band has both a personal and a collective piece in their songs. I wish the radios were blaring madrigals and the band’s concerts were packed. I’m really scared that we’re going to glare at Madrigal. May Madrigal stay with us always…