Tendertwin is the moniker of the Turkish musician Bilge Nur Yilmaz.
She recently released her new single Triangles.
The song has a unique quality to it. I like the brilliant acoustic guitar work. Besides, the vocals are stellar. Furthermore, I’m also a fan of the sweeping strings and suggestive synths.
Lyrically, Tendertwin delivers. Triangles is a reference to many unexpected love tales, to the displacement of self, and to the metaphysics of taking up space in three or more places. It alludes to themes of transgeographical relationships, distance, movement, exploration, and familiarity. Talking to all characters of the story and perhaps also oneself, the lyrics outline the disillusionment from repeated failures, signaling a potential Sisyphus syndrome: “So you prefer to love, to be loved/To carry the same stone, over the same hill”.
Speaking about the track, the artist says: ”“It’s a song about recurring shapes in our personal lives: the ones that are there, and the ones we’d like to imagine are there. It remains funny to me how three freckles on any surface are relational at first glance, yet the distance and randomness of these dots constantly redefine the quality of the triangle. This is a song trying to understand where I place myself on this plane: three freckles on our backs, a rock on our backs, and a shiny knife on our backs, sleeping behind our backs.”
Tendertwin’s music creates worlds. Her work is art.
The song deserves to be heard. It’s captivating from start to finish.
You can stream Triangles on SoundCloud or Spotify!