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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CokeStudio Season 9, Episode 6

Lagi Bina / Chall Mele Noon Challiye  by Sanam Marvi & Saieen Zahoor - Jaffer Zaidi.  What a clean rendition by Sanam Marwi to start the song. I had goosebumps when the padharo share des part made a quick appearance. She is closest to Abida parveen in terms of never losing a note even when she goes high … Continue reading CokeStudio Season 9, Episode 6

CokeStudio 9, Episode 5

Thoughts on CokeStudio 9, Episode 5 Jhalliya by  Javed Bashir, Masooma Anwar & Shahzad Nawaz has such a confident start and that voice of Shahzad! Pleasantly surprised at the solid and controlled voice of Masooma, what a find (for us Indians, that is!). This is a good song by all means, still not something that we … Continue reading CokeStudio 9, Episode 5

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