Velo Sound Station | Mere Dil Ne | Uzair Jaswal & Sara Haidar

DETAILS Title: Mere Dil Ne Singers: Uzair Jaswal & Sara Haidar Song Producer: Sarmad Ghafoor Composition: Uzair Jaswal & Bilal Maqsood Lyrics: Uzair Jaswal Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW I had read somewhere that Uzair Jaswal is lined up for Velo Sound Station and I was eagerly waiting for his performance. Why? I will tell…

Velo Sound Station | Boom Boom | Meesha Shafi

DETAILS Title: Boom Boom Singers: Meesha Shafi Song Producer: Polarite Productions Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW I Iove this woman and her powerful voice. What a performer she is! I haven’t heard this song earlier I watched the Nazia Hassan song after replaying this a million times over i admit, the original was a great…

Velo Sound Station | Tu Aaja | Abdullah Qureshi

DETAILS Title: Tu Aaja Singers: Abdullah Qureshi Song Producer: Usman & Haroon Composition: Bilal Maqsood Lyrics: Anwar Maqsood Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW Wow, a slow and soothing melodious song without noise. Love it… Nice voice this boy has… And line his style. Simplicity in wardrobe as well. You can watch the video on Velo…

Velo Sound Station | Pyar Ka Rog | Strings

DETAILS Title: Pyar Ka Rog Singers: Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood Song Producer: Usman & Haroon Composition: Bilal Maqsood Lyrics: Anwar Maqsood Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW Well… I am speechless when I hear any String song and the same was the case now. The moment Faisal & Bilal walk on the stage, you feel…

Velo Sound Station | Confetti | Shamoon Ismail

DETAILS Title: Confetti Singers: Shamoon Ismail Song Producer: Ahsan Parvaiz Composition: Shamoon Ismail Lyrics: Shamoon Ismail Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW Let it suffice to say that I am not a pop rock girl unless it is Atif Aslam or Strings, perhaps. I don’t understand this song, nor do I care for it much. I…

Velo Sound Station | Te Quiero Mucho | Aima Baig

DETAILS Title: Te Quiero Mucho Singers: Aima Baig Song Producer: Ahsan Parvaiz Composition: Bilal Maqsood Lyrics: Anwar Maqsood Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW Original composition, and what a lovely mix of Urdu and Spanish. Te Quiero Mucho means “I love you” in spanish. I don’t like Aima’s interview personality but she is a terrific performer…

Velo Sound Station | Baby Baby | Natasha Noorani

DETAILS Title: Baby Baby Singers: Natasha Noorani Song Producer: Ahsan Parvaiz Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW What a bold and strong voice Natasha Noorani. I didn’t like the song much but I don’t blame her or the composition. Songs that have a lot of dhinchak dhinchak and lack structure, I don’t get them. Aangan tedha,…

Velo Sound Station | Ghagar | Umair Jaswal

DETAILS Title: Ghagar Singers: Umair Jaswal Addtional Lyrics and Composition: Bilal Maqsood Song Producer: Ahsan Parvaiz Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW Ghagar by Umair Jaswal is the best song if I have to pick a winner, for the sheer energy umair brings. What energy this man has. And, he has a good collection of funky jackets….

Velo Sound Station | Kadi Te Hans | Atif Aslam

DETAILS Title: Kadi Te Has Bol Ve Singers: Atif Aslam Addtional Lyrics and Composition: Ahsan Parvaiz &  Atif Aslam Song Producer: Ahsan Parvaiz Executive Producer: Bilal Maqsood REVIEW Kadi te Hans is the pop rock version of the ultra-popular song by Shaukat Ali. The lyrics are a combination of Urdu and Punjabi. I love the…

Song Obsession | Bol Kaffara

Yep, I am back with one of these. I discovered this song sometime last week. Calling it a discovery would be wrong, because it was YouTube’s amazing algorithm that suggested this song. Although the song is supremely romantic, the lyrics have a sufi undertone and the qawwali like composition instantly attracted me to the song….

Coke Studio Season 10| Episode 1 | Allah-u-Akbar | Ahmed Jehanzeb and Shafqat Amanat Ali

DETAILS Produced & Directed by: Strings Music Directed by: Shuja Haider Composed by: Shuja Haider Lyrics by: Shuja Haider (Special Thanks to Salman Azmi) Singers: Ahmed Jehanzeb and Shafqat Amanat Ali REVIEW This song introduced me to Ahmed Jahanzeb. I have heard Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan before (Mitwa from Kabhi Alvida Na Kehna and Khamaj…

Coke Studio Season 9 | Episode 6 | Tera Woh Pyar

The year was 2016 and I had just started binging on YouTube. One thing led to other and I heard this song. Suni Nahin, Zamaane Ne Teri Meri KahaniyaaN Both singers had a distinct voice and I fell in love with the song, watching it in loop. And that, ladies and gentleman, introduced me to…

Coke Studio Season 8 | Episode 1 | Bewajah | Nabeel Shaukat

Those were the good times. Discovering Coke Studio was like finding a treasure. I must admit, I did not like all the songs. There were few that threw me off. This song, was a recommendation by my brother. I was talking about Coke Studio once, and he asked me. “Have you watched Bewajah?” “No, I…

Coke Studio Season 9 | Episode 1 | Afreen Afreen

After watching Tera Woh Pyar for a million times, I moved on to other songs. Afreen Afreen was naturally the next pick. No, it wasn’t me. It was YouTube’s algorithm that showed me the related videos. Oh, alright! Another song by Momina Mustehsan, I thought. Besides, who doesn’t love the Afreen song by the legendary…

Song obsession: Sway (Michael Buble)

Song Details Song: Sway Singers: Michael Buble Review This one is my favourite even before I knew the name of the song. The first time I heard it was in the opening act of Hum Awards, if I remember correctly. Then again, Ayesha Omar performed on her cover for the song at Hum Style Awards…

Episode 4 – Piya Re : Nescafe Basement Season 5

Disclaimer This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 The Song This is Piya Re, reimagined. Originally performed by Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, it’s an…

Episode 6 – Aadat : Nescafe Basement Season 5

Disclaimer This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 The Song The melody that has ruled the hearts of billions all over the world, Aadat…

Episode 1 – Mehbooba: Nescafe Basement Season 5

Disclaimer This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 The Song Experience refreshing nostalgia of the hit pop song as Ali Tariq, Hamza Tanveer and…

Episode 1 – Bol Hu: Nescafe Basement Season 5

Disclaimer This review is an opinion of a music listener. I have no musical background or technical expertise. If anybody disagrees with anything in this post… well, they will have to live with it. I can’t help them 🙂 Non Review Rant My brother is here to spend his free time before his classes for…

Coke Studio Season 6 | Nindiya Ke Paar | Uzair Jaswal

Song Details Song: Nindiya Ke Paar (Coke Studio) Produced & Directed: Rohail Hayaat Music Director: Mekaal Hasan Lyrics: Faiz Ahmad Faiz Singers: Uzair Jaswal Review This one is part of my “Coke Studio Playlist”. I was watching an interview of the guy – what a humble soul he is. I thought of googling it randomly on…