LAHORE: Strings, the executive producers of Coke Studio since the last four seasons, have been creating music that has kept audiences around the world hooked. They joined Ali Zafar and Ali Hamza for a rendition of Vital Signs’ Us Rah Par, making a comeback after eight long years since their last performance of Titliyaan in Season 2.
Strings, an internationally renowned Pakistani pop rock band led by Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia, started their musical journey in 1988 and became an integral part of both the Pakistani and Indian music industry. They performed hits like SarKiye, Anjane, Duur, Zinda and Titliyaan in Season 1 and 2.
Coke Studio’s rendition of Us Rah Par is composed by Jaffer Zaidi who said, “When we were recording the song, we could tell there was something missing. I wanted Strings to sing the song and they agreed! I feel like it’s an important contribution because they knew Junaid Jamshed and Vital Signs personally and spent time with them. They bring a certain value to the song that I can’t describe. I’m very happy with the song.”
The season’s finale will also feature three other songs, including Baanware by Aima Baig and Shuja Haider; Tera Naam by Sajjad Ali and Maula Tera Noor by Shafqat Amanat Ali Khan.
Season 10 continued the Coke Studio’s tradition of creating music that resonates with people; music that is meaningful, soulful and appealing at the same time. This season was special as it paid tributes to seven legends of the music industry of Pakistan and through these tributes helped the nation rediscover their roots helping us take pride in our rich heritage.
Coke Studio has been creating fusion music that has continuously bridged barriers, in tandem with working for the progress of music in the country consistently for the past 10 years. There hasn’t been anything bigger than this platform in the country for music lovers and creators alike.