Arieb Azhar finally launched a music video for Charsi Bhangi’s stoner anthem, and we dare say, it sure fulfils the high hopes.
Complemented by his baritone vocals, the track is full of mischief and gentle rhythms. Over the years, the singer has come out with many tracks, but Charsi Bhangi has a cult follow-up.
The video for the song was executive produced by the Miami Media Company’s Mian Ahmed Hasan and produced by Art Langar’s Azhar. The repackaged version, mixed by Zain Ali and mastered by Salvatore Marotta, has been recorded at A FOR ALEPH.
Anil Saleem on lead guitar, Zawar Ali Zahid on bass, and Alan Smith on drums are seen in the film. Zeeshan Mansoor, however, has the audio on the lead, Jasir Abro on the bass, Ajaz Harry on the drums and John Saville on the keys.
The single was well-received when first released for its fine lyrics that concentrated largely on camaraderie, friendship and harmony. Conceptualized by Azhar, with an added attempt to normalise intersex companionships, the video for Charsi bhangi relays the same message. It also encourages co-existence among individuals of different backgrounds and shows the art of acceptance.
With the incorporation of multiple harmonic elements, the laidback composition of the moment has now strengthened. In the other side, Arieb’s vocals appear to impress.
Bahrain’s expatriate Omar Qureshi once told The Express Tribune that because his music embodied something pure, Azhar was a ‘earthman.’ Any time I hear his distinctive speech, a kind of intoxication prevails. “The depth of his voice creates an emotional bond between the listener and him,” he said.
With the popularity of his musical rendering of the mystic poet Khwaja Ghulam Farid’s poem Husne-Haqiqi at Coke Studio, the singer and songwriter first made headlines.