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Episode Three – Coke Studio Season 8


Man Aamadeh Am – Gul Panrra & Atif Aslam – Coke Studio Season 8

‘Man Aamadeh Am pairs the songstress Gul Panrra’s perfectly dreamy vocals with Atif Aslam’s signature style, delivering a magical rendition on this love ballad of a classic Iranian song featuring Urdu verses penned by Atif himself. As Tanveer Tafu works his charm on the Rubab and Arsalan Rabbani masterfully provides the melodic sound with his Harmonium, Gul and Atif effortlessly interweave the emotions while singing words of love and heartache.

BTS – Man Aamadeh Am – Gul Panrra & Atif Aslam – Coke Studio Season 8

Umran Langiyaan – Ali Sethi & Nabeel Shaukat Ali – Coke Studio Season 8

‘Umraan Langhiyaan’ is the perfect example of what Ali Sethi and Nabeel Shaukat Ali’s combined vocal prowess are able of – transcending classical raags to improvise within the sonic space to create a fresh sound without taking away the soul of the melody. Written by Khwaja Ghulam Fareed, and originally composed by Asad Amanat Ali, the track opens with the melodic riffs of Tanveer Tafu’s Banjo in conversation with Arsalan Rabbani’s Harmonium; paired with Aahad Nayani’s drum intervals building a distinctive sound making this track a splendid duet.

BTS – Umran Langiyaan – Ali Sethi & Nabeel Shaukat Ali – Coke Studio Season 8

Neun La Leya – Kaavish – Coke Studio Season 8

With their latest effort, ‘Neun La Leya’ – Kaavish continue to create a poignant and compelling sound, and return to Coke Studio with a song originally composed by Hamid Ali Bela and penned by Kaalay Khan Sahib. A once forgotten beauty, the track is heartrending from the onset featuring Jaffer Zaidi’s signature mellow vocals, Sajid Ali’s soothing flute and Maaz Maudood’s familiar atmospheric sensibility with the guitar.

BTS – Neun La Leya – Kaavish – Coke Studio Season 8

Rung Jindri – Arif Lohar – Coke Studio Season 8

After the enormous success of ‘Jugni’ on Coke Studio’s Season 3, Arif Lohar arrives with ‘Rung Jindri’, a Punjabi folk song that makes a grand gesture staying true to his signature powerhouse style. Against a backdrop of lyrics that are advising on living wisely and mindfully whilst appreciating this world, the song relies on Tanveer Tafu’s rhythmic pattern of the Mandolin accompanying the imperious backing vocals for impact. Babar Khanna’s dholak and Mannu’s groovy bass further enhance the kaleidoscopic soundscape of this track that’s full of promise.

BTS – Rung Jindri – Arif Lohar – Coke Studio Season 8

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