emir taha seeks a remedy for nostalgia on “Kalp Çare Arar”

emir taha seeks a remedy for nostalgia on “Kalp Çare Arar”

The rise in international recognition of Anatolian pop and rock is leading to a wonderful discovery of Turkish artists who aren’t afraid to push boundaries. One such artist is emir taha – a London-based artist who fuses indie, Turkish pop, R&B and lo-fi elements. His latest offering, “Kalp Çare Arar”, is the perfect continuation of Taha’s soundscape.

The song’s title translates to “Heart Seeks a Remedy,” and the sense of melancholy and isolation is deeply-rooted in the track. Taha switches between Turkish and English, showcasing his roots while simultaneously representing his adopted city of London through nocturnal visuals that echo the forlorn lyrical tone.

Speaking of the track, emir taha acknowledges that it was written during a difficult time in his life: “Unfortunately, I’ve been away from home for a pretty long time now, initially because of COVID restrictions and then issues about my visa for staying in the UK,” he explains. “This song is about missing someone, missing a place or missing how things used to be but you’re putting on a fake smile and keep looking for a remedy.”

“It’s about being lost in your feelings. You’re hanging out at the smoking area of a bar, being numb and desperately trying to feel something again. An empty effort to fill that hole the other person left in you,” he explains. “Love as some kind of illness.”


No comments yet. Why don’t you start the discussion?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *