Heartbreak from a first love is a milestone many people remember for years; they often reflect upon it as a fond memory or treasure it as their first experience with romance.
In Ela Ozturk’s new single “Circle Back To Me,” she sings about a love she had at a young age, contemplating about the possibility of “what could have been” with that particular person. Ozturk also asks the other person whether they’d be willing to try again like she is with lines like “when you’re done wondering if it’s right, can you circle back to me?” An earnest but ultimately fruitless plea, Ela Ozturk urges the other to get back together with her even though she knows that they “will never have [memories together] again.” The lyrics are tied together with Ozturk’s voice, which is characterized by a beautiful depth and minimal vibrato.
“It’s about wanting the person to find a way to come back into your life even though you’ve both moved on, are older and no longer young and foolish -essentially it’s about the one who got away.”
– Ela Ozturk
In a decidedly Adele-like manner, Ozturk sings her heart out over a sparse instrumental that mainly consists of an acoustic piano, which in turn, puts emphasis on her voice as the focal point of the track. The comparison falls in line with the artists Ela Ozturk states has influenced her artistry the most, which include the likes of Adele, Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Mariah Carey, and Alicia Keys. Evidently establishing herself as a soulful musician, Ozturk’s “Circle Back To Me” definitely has soul/R&B cues audible throughout the song. The song gradually builds momentum by slowly but surely adding instrument after instrument, resulting in a climactic bridge supported by modulated voices reminiscent of a church choir and a piano packed with reverb.
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