CokeStudio 9, Season Finale

Sab Jag Soye - Quratulain Balouch and Shuja Haider do their best to give us a different song that has been cleverly composed but they somehow fail to make any mark. I have always liked QB but somehow for songs like these, her voice comes across way too heavy and weighs the composition down, pace … Continue reading CokeStudio 9, Season Finale

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MSD – Template overload yet surprisingly good at times!

Thoughts on the music album - M.S. Dhoni - The Untold story Music - Amaal Malik and Rochak Kohli Lyrics - Manoj Muntashir M.S. Dhoni has done many a good things for the aspirational small town cricketer because of  which he will always be a shining star in the narrative of modern day cricket. In … Continue reading MSD – Template overload yet surprisingly good at times!

CokeStudio 9, Episode 4

Uddi Ja  - Mohsin Abbas Haider has a strong voice and he sung this song rather well. At the risk of being repetitive, the arrangement was a bit too much for me. The lyrics and composition were top class no doubt but it could have been a bit more subtle. Aaya Laariye  - Meesha Shafi, … Continue reading CokeStudio 9, Episode 4

CokeStudio 9, Episode 2

Bholay bhalay saiyya - starts with the autotuned (or whatever the hell it is called) voice of shani Arshad. It didn't put me off because experiments are important aren't they? I am quite keen to understand how the song was conceptualised. In a bid to sound a bit too 'desi', the nasal calls of 'saiyyan' … Continue reading CokeStudio 9, Episode 2

CokeStudio Season 9, Episode 1

Sasu Mangay - Naseebo lal and Umair Jaswal are in their elements in Sasu Mangay. I for one was so relieved to see Umair focussing on singing and not his distracting theatrics, and I quite liked his part. While I absolutely loved the way  Mahotarma Naseebo lends the colour of Rajasthan to the song,  what stood … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 9, Episode 1