Coke Studio Season 8 dissected!
Coke Studio by far is one of the best manifestations of the Pakistan’s music industry. Despite the fact that the show is on its eighth season, the producers (Strings) never fail to figure out how to present an entire new flavor of music for the masses to appreciate.
The most recent season of Coke Studio Pakistan is a flat out hit; it has justified itself to be the greatest season of Coke Studio. Featuring pioneers like Atif Aslam, Ali Zafar, Quratalain Baloch, Umair Jaswal, Kaavish, Nabeel Shaukat Ali and a whole new fresh lot of artists, Coke Studio has been viral on social networking sites.
Atif Aslam once again skipped in with a blast by doing his first ever qawwali Tajdar-i-Haram, which has undoubtedly won him massive appreciation. The qawwali has been engraved in histories and is reverberated through the world.
Nabeel Shaukat Ali, the rising music sensation, has dazzled the audience in undefined ways with his Coke Studio debut of Bay Wajah. A composition loaded with soul, I must say. This platform can genuinely be the defining moment for Nabeel, as his colossal ability can be seen on the Coke Studio stage, particularly in his melodious vocals. His unique vocals truly gave me the shivers. I wish him all the best for his future endeavors.
The Peshawar-based Gul Panrra sparkled in Coke Studio Season with her engaging voice and innocents looks. Singing with the hotshot Atif Aslam was similar to putting a cherry on top and making Man Aamaadeh Am considerably more delightful. The Urdu verses in the traditional Iranian song were penned by Atif himself. Gul and Atif smoothly inter-weaved feelings while singing the love song.
It was not shocking at all to see the Pakistani rock star Ali Zafar stun his fans and followers with a hip melody Rockstar. Zafar this time around had chosen a completely different genre to prove his versatility. With wardrobe and styling by Ehtisham Ansari, Zafar resembled a delineation of his melody. The moment Coke Studio released Zafar’s track, he received massive appreciation from Pakistan and from neighbors as well. Hrithik Roshan in a tweet acknowledged Ali by saying
“Rockstar. Serious talent. Such freedom. Mazaa aa gaya!”
— Hrithik Roshan (@iHrithik) August 24, 2015
Sammi Meri Waar by Umair Jaswal and Quratulain Balouch (QB) won innumerable hearts. This was the first time both the artists were performing a two-part harmony. The folk Punjabi track has been amazingly laced by the house band. Jaswal’s powerful voice intertwines easily with QB’s profound vocals, making it a track that is both appealing and compelling.
Coke Studio released the third episode of Season 8 on Sunday August 30th, which additionally included Rung Jindri by Arif Lohar, Neun La Leya by Kaavish, and Umraan Langhiyaan by Ali Sethi and Nabeel Shaukat. Every one of the vocalists did justice to their tracks and gave out hypnotizing performances.
Till now, Strings has made an extraordinary effort. Creating world class music is without a doubt a powerful representation of the Pakistani music industry to the world. Pioneers and veteran musicians Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood know which tune is for which singer and are utilizing each artist to their maximum potential.
The primary scene was a deep involvement with Atif Aslam on vocals for Tajdar-i-Haram the second scene including Zafar’s sweet Rock Star component and the third scene highlighting the heartfelt Neun La Leya by Kaavish has lighted awesome prospects for the fourth episode.