Music is considered one of the easiest ways to reduce stress. Yes, according to different studies, music is known to have a positive effect on our heart rate and may even decrease stress hormone levels. Listening to music can help you feel more relaxed. Music can be described in terms of many genres and styles. There is jazz, rock & roll, fusion music, classical music, pop music, soul music and the list goes on. In Pakistan, good music is produced by talented artists. This week we present the new single from Auj ‘Nawazish’, a rock band and ‘Ni Ranjha’ from Farah Esa, a soul artist…
Music to melt hearts
Fourth Pepsi Battle of the Bands winner Auj has finally come out with his highly anticipated new single “Nawazish” – accompanied by a gripping music video featuring Anoushay Abbasi alongside the band themselves. Auj are a rock band based in Karachi, Pakistan. The group includes Nasir Zaka, Abdur Rahman Sajid, Muhammad Kashif and Syed Hasnain Ali. The group is known for winning the fourth season of Pepsi Battle of the Bands in 2019.
The new song with evocative lyrics was released during a live star concert, celebrating the single’s launch. ‘Nawazish’ explores the concept of love and hate, and the feelings and trauma they bring to our lives and relationships. The song is a heartbreaking tale of loss and victimization beautifully portrayed in a soft rock musical escape by the band.
‘Nawazish’ is the perfect representation of Auj’s musical style – while also removing their signature sound and amplifying it with something fresh and magical. The song is part of their upcoming running album – which would be their debut album after their big win at Pepsi Battle of the Bands.
The group is applauded for their lyrical prowess, dynamic vocals and musical compositions. The group is set to release more songs for the rest of the year.
Having released tracks that capture her soulful artistry in the past, Farah Essa continues to create music that resonates with her audiences and fans. With ‘Ni Ranjha’, the ballad singer brought classical dance art, tradition and a beautiful sense of heritage to life.
Produced by MindMap Communications and written by Bulleh Shah, “Ni Ranjha” is a timeless classic directed by Zayn Sarbazzy, with a deep and established understanding of traditional values and history. Farah Essa managed to eloquently craft the song with her passionate singing style, channeling both harmony and celebration into the song’s arc. With music by Sameer Ahmed Bakthiari and Farrukh Sheikh from the separate arrangement of Blue Notes Studio, Farah Essa paints a visually striking image using pitch art with classical dance moves and dazzling expressions of Erum Bashir, which only add to the rich and sensational aesthetic and feel of the song.
With a keen eye on directing, the concept of the historic “Kathak” dance was wonderfully executed, delving into the ageless art of classical storytelling with each graceful movement revealing something more. ‘Ni Ranjha’ manages to showcase and focus on Pakistani tradition and culture, using such ‘classic instruments’ such as ‘ghungru’, ‘teeka’, henna and ‘nath’ to bring life to unforgettable moments of celebration, joy and happiness. . With colors changing according to emotions and rhythms, the natural beauty of the video emphasizes a lush environment, full of opportunities for growth, which mesmerizes and invokes a sense of excitement with its subtle yet charming message on love and the uplifting feelings that come with it. ‘Ni Ranjha’ balances the qualities of a young but timeless ballad, bringing out positive emotions with the art of dance, voice, nature and a strong heritage that makes it all the more unique.
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