Composer Rohail Hyatt is set to make a comeback as a producer for Coke Studio after a five-year gap. Coke Studio has been an integral part of Pakistan’s music landscape. Having said that, the recent season has faced a severe backlash from over the selection of songs and covers and according to people, one of the main reasons as to why Coke Studio has failed in recent times is because of Rohail Hyatt, leaving the project.
According to media reports, Zohaib Kazi and Ali Hamza who produced the show’s 11th season have already stepped down, as the show’s new format, production team and artist lineup are being decided.
In 2014, Hyatt had parted ways with Coke Studio, citing burnout, having conceived the show and helming it for six straight seasons. He continued working with the company until February 2017 as a music consultant, advising it on replicating the show’s massive success in other international markets.
In early 2015, Hyatt gave an interview to BBC Urdu wherein he expressed the desire “to produce one more season of Coke Studio at some point, which would be his last ever”.