A number of new faces and a lot of old ones come together with a promise to do what they do best: give us soulful compositions! In recent news, Coke Studio’s upcoming season is going to be a big fat celebration consisting of tributes, renditions, and plenty of new songs.
The Express Tribune revealed the plans for the 10th anniversary of the platform and we’re mighty impressed. The last time we got this excited about Coke Studio was back in 2009, so hang on as we dish out the deets!
The current season will witness tributes to Junaid Jamshed, Mehdi Hasan, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, and many more. We’re dying to hear Ranjish Hi Sahi in Ali Sethi’s voice and we wonder what Ali Hamza and Strings have in store for JJ’s Hum Kyun Chalein Uss Rah Par? Also, don’t forget that Shafqat Amanat Ali will be presenting his version of Bol Kay Lab Azaad Hain. And we don’t even want to think about the kind of dhamaal Umair Jaswal will bring to the floor with the classic, Dum Mast Qalandar.
Meanwhile, Ali Zafar is going to come up with an original song. Remember, how Rockstar had everyone in a tizzy? Yes, so a melody similar to that one is on its way. Speaking of Ali, have you heard that his brother, Danyal Zafar – who reminds us of Flynn Rider – is all set for his debut! Relax, he hasn’t got vocals like his brother but his fingers are magical on the guitar, or so we’ve heard.
Aima Baig, the lady behind Daghabaaz Dil, will also make her debut in Coke studio and so will Sajjad Ali’s daughter, Zau Ali!
Rohail Hyaat had a rule that no singer was going to be repeated in Coke Studio and that’s how it was in the beginning. Then the compositions took a dip and we saw comeback of the likes of Atif Aslam and Abida Parween. Eventually, even the big names couldn’t suffice and Strings – Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia – replaced Rohail as the captain of the ship. Now, for the last few seasons, we’ve seen a number of musicians – Shuja Haider, Noori, Faakhir Mahmood and lots more – bring their A-game forward with one original and one old song each!
Stay tuned to know the final line up for Coke Studio season 10.