If we’re looking for a visual and sonic reference point for Model I’ll have to go for ‘Tragic Kingdom era No Doubt, but Turkish’. Mey is their enormous new single for Spring 2016, and according to the Spotify listens, one of their two biggest hits to date.
It’s got a massive chorus that you can join in with even if you don’t speak Turkish, it’s got some very pleasing string arrangements and backing vocals and it builds to a serious intensity. I have had a brief explore of their back catalogue, and while that’s rather good I’m looking forwards to the album following up on Mey. They seem to have been around since 2005, but really for me it’s all about Mey.
I’m also not going to get over-excited about Turkey saying they’re coming back to Eurovision, but if Turkey came back and decided to send a specially written Model song, maybe a massive Turkish rock power ballad, that wouldn’t be a bad choice.