Among the fresh brand-new voices on the varied indie musical landscape of Pakistan is Zoha Zuberi’s. Her most popular release to day, a catchy, multi-lingual digital dancing number called ‘Kyun Chal Diye’, is a prominent track on radio terminals also today, a couple of years after it was at first launched.
It’s a well-produced number– you in some cases neglect that it has actually been produced and launched in Pakistan– that sticks with you long after it’s stopped playing.
Her other prominent track, an English song called ‘Falling Stars’, was released in December last year. It’s an extremely different track from ‘Kyun Chal Diye’, because it’s geared even more towards an indie, emo, alternate rock, acoustic, mid-90s audio along the likes of Natalie Imbruglia, Anna Nalick, M2M, Michelle Branch, Vanessa Carlton as well as The Wreckers.
But while a great deal of these names appeared as well as went far for themselves and this sound in the ’90s and early noughties, in ‘Falling Stars’, Zoha Zuberi makes this unplugged, acoustic, emo appear her very own.
‘ Thinking of You’ sounds like a cookie-cutter version of an American pop track. Zoha Zuberi can do so much better
‘ Falling Stars’ is a hauntingly beautiful number that enhances and also functions brilliantly with Zoha’s vocals. Gentle guitar strumming and also humming creates a hypnotic state of mind similar to that in Ed Sheeran’s ‘I See Fire’, before Zoha starts vocal singing. It’s an introspective number, where Zoha’s assessing the power she provides to others to harm her and also just how she needs to protect herself. Her own backing vocals join in throughout the carolers, offering a rich sound to the tune.
Her most recent launch, ‘Thinking About You’, a duet with an artist called Uzair, adheres to the exact same moody, emo ambiance present in both the EDM track ‘Kyun Chal Diye’, as well as the alternate acoustic track ‘Falling Stars’.
On a first pay attention, I will admit, ‘Considering You’ is a little a disappointment. It sounds like a cookie-cutter version of an American pop track yet sung by desis with unbelievably impacted accents. They’re just trying also hard. The colonial hangover in this one is really genuine. The manufacturing of the track is rather respectable, it expands on you, however the accents are extremely cringe-inducing.
The verses aren’t much to compose home concerning either. The predictable chorus goes: “Considering you (x2)/ Completely to the end/ I’ll be thinking of you/ Breaking my heart now/ But I see you so close/ Right to the end/ I’ll be considering you.”
An additional problem with the song is that while both vocalists have the affected accent down nearly flawlessly, all they require to work on currently is their elocution. On a lot of the words, it’s like their tongues just roll over them, as if anticipating the audience to recognize what’s being sung by suspicion alone.
Zoha’s released a variety of songs to day, both hits (‘Kuchh Kehna Chahta Hoon’ is one more interesting number that expands on you) as well as misses out on. However with ‘Kyun Chal Diye’ as well as ‘Falling Stars’, one felt the singer/songwriter had achieved a particular degree of maturity in her craft, which does not show in ‘Considering You’ in all. You can do better Zoha, do much better.