Music Review: Does Coke Studio Episode 4 manage to win fans back?

Posted on Sep 4 2016 - 5:50pm
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While much to the disappointment for the fans of Pakistan’s most renowned music platform, Coke Studio, the last episode remained an experiment gone wrong for most. However, with the redeeming power the show holds, can we blame them for just one episode gone slightly awry? Absolutely not! Now, with a completely new episode on air, can this episode be the saving grace? Join HIP, as we review whether episode 4 of Season 9 manages to win fans back.

Ala Baali -Nirmal Roy and Jabar Abbas

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Starting with the beats of the traditional Darbukah, ‘Ala Baali’, which, literally translates into ‘you’re on my mind’ in Arabic, has left us slightly confused. In what commences as a song with eccentric beats and tunes, ends up sounding like yet another hackneyed Bollywood-inspired track. So much so, that even Nirmal Roy’s vocals end up in an unimpressive bout of seemingly forced riffs and ranges. However, might we add that Jabar Abbas’ voice reminds us massively of Bollywood’s Sukhwinder Singh? Penned by Shakeel Sohail and composed by Shiraz Uppal, the song’s multilingual approach juxtaposes a song that you’d probably not want to hear again with beats that you do. Confusing? We thought so too!

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Paar Chanaa De -Shilpa Rao and Noori

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Starring one of Bollywood’s most renowned female voices, Shilpa Rao, her collaboration with the soulful duo of Ali Noor and Ali Hamza as Noori makes ‘Paar Chanaa De’, a grand duet of epic proportions that we cannot seem to get enough of! What makes it even more mesmerising is the actual realisation of viewing an oral tradition passed on from generations in the eyes of Noori, and their mother Noor Zehra (Pakistan’s only Sagar Veena player), who end up making this track one to remember! Whether it’s the soulful chords, or the perfect mix of fusion the vocalists create, this song is one for the books by a long shot.

READ: Music Review: Coke Studio’s Episode 2 is all about fusion

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Aaya Laariye– Meesha Shafi and Naeem Abbas Rufi

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In a series of traditional Punjabi ‘Tappay’ that Coke Studio seems to be experimenting with, ‘Aaya Laariye’ is the latest eccentric collaboration, which made us thank heavens for the show! Sung by the multifaceted singing siren Meesha Shafi, and the dynamic Naeem Abbas Rufi, this song proves that not all fusion music turns into huge mistakes! If anything, ‘Aaya Lariye’ is the epitome of what the show is all about: perfection. From providing that traditional wedding feel that Mussarat Nazir once provided, to bringing it into the world of contemporary music, this is a job well done. Might we add that the drumbeats only make it that more fun to listen and groove to? New Mehndi song? Check.

Uddi Ja– Mohsin Abbas Haider

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Yet another song, which made us realise this episode is the bastion for all that Coke Studio stands for, ‘Uddi Ja’ debuts the budding Pakistani actor, Mohsin Abbas Haider, in the perfect style! Singing lyrics penned by himself, Haider manages to bring in a sense of serenity that seemed to be lacking in this season on an overall basis. Playing between undertones of Qawwali and traditional raags of the sufi culture, the song works because of its pure simplicity. Whether one looks at it as the soul of this episode, or as the perfect ending, ‘Uddi Ja’, surely kept us glued to our seats.

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