With a unique mix of soulful fusions, Classic Jazz, semi classic tunes causing nostalgia , Coke Studio’s episode 6 maintained the music bar.
All the artists line-up has been performing with all their heart and soul and we came across a few new talents this season. The episode 6 of coke studio features, Ali Zafar and Natasha Khan, AimaBaig, HumeraArshad and Rachel Viccaji, MominaMustehsan and Irteash and Jabbar Abbas and UzairJaswal.
Let’s have a look at what these 4 songs sums up :
Yo Soch :
Music directed by strings, this one was a treat to hear in the melodious voices of Ai Zafar and Natasha Khan. Ali is one of our versatile singers and he just filled this song with musical colours and we surely loved it.
YoSoch is a song about the coming together of two worlds. Narrated by two beaus, the song draws inspiration from classic jazz and the theatrics of musicals. Embellished with a poignant sitar and a melancholic piccolo, the song stars Ali Zafar and Natasha Khan as they push the boundaries of language, sound and love. Khan’s poised and delicate voice is a perfect combination with Zafar’s emotive vocals make for a beautiful soundscape of the rollercoaster of love, longing and desire.
Kaatay Na Katay :
Rock meets semi-classical in this exhilarating audio-visual experience as this trio of powerhouses take the stage. Bursting at the seams with energy, Kaatay Na Katay features HumeraArshad, Rachel Viccaji&AimaBaig. With this stellar trifecta of vocal innovation, Ali Hamza sculpts an innovative blend of instrumentation and musical styles. AimaBaig brings her youthful spunk to the forefront teaming up with Rachel Viccaji’s cool, raspy vocals to bring the drive and powerful rock element. Juxtaposed with this intensity, HumeraArshad creates space of her own with her signature semi-classical vocals steering the song into a truly traditional realm. Complete with a mandolin solo, big drums and a vibrant energy, Ali Hamza masterfully creates a larger than life rendition with a collection of some of the most versatile voices in the industry today.
Three genres came together for this full of energy song, all 3 singers sang it in their own unique way and make it a must listen. With mandolin, drums and all the energy, Ali hamza brings a power packed ending with his alaaps.
Featuring a young girl band featuring 4 new faces along with MominaMustehsan, this song brings back Salman Ahmed’s musical memories . We are just amazed of how these little girls performed with so much energy in this voices, and Momina being at her best made it the best of this episode. Kudos to you guys for making it so magical.
With the force of 7 female voices singing, this rendition of GhoomTaana is emotionally-stirring piece that siphons the musical energies of Salman Ahmad in it’s truest form. Laced with his signature guitar tones and musicality, the song is an appeal to light in the time of darkness. MominaMustehsan’s sweet, crystalline tone paired with the incredible chorus of the young girls from Irteassh create an anthem for the ages.
Dam Mast Qalandar :
What is a dhamaal without a solid groove? ShujaHaider paints this evergreen kalaam with fresh, vibrant colors through a tight percussive section and warm, grooving bass.Jabar Abbas’s pristine timbre and lush modulations woven with UmairJaswal’s textured vocal stylings makes for the perfect ingredients for this emotional, high-energy rendition. The goonj of the percussions finds itself resonating with the urgent pounding of the heart as an anthemic chorus of humnawa and backing vocalists color the soundscape with the drive of the kalaam. With a playful pocket and an intricately designed arrangement, the rendition serves to elevate its listeners to another realm.
Keeping the dhamal essence in place, this duo paid a tribute to the great NusratFateh Ali Khan and we have this song on repeat. It’s not easy to keep the essence of the song maintained when coming up with its rendition, but ShujaHaider is good at whatever he does and we are so fond of is music !