Coke Studio Season 9 has reached its final stages and the second last episode is set to go on air on Saturday, September 17. Episode 6 of this Season reveals an amazing line-up of performers including Saieen Zahoor and Sanam Marvi, Damia Farooq and Basit Ali, Momina Mustehsan and Asim Azhar, and Rizwan Butt and Sara Haider. Sanam Marvi and SaieenZahoor, were last seen performing together on the Coke Studio platform in 2013 in Season 6. Their powerful vocals create an intoxicating sense of euphoria that lifts their tracks to new sonic heights.
The Episode will be featuring 4 songs, including ‘Lagi Bina’ by Sanam Marvi and Saieen Zahoor, ‘Anokha Laadla’ by Damia Farooq and Basit Ali, ‘Tera Who Pyaar’ by Asim Azhar and Momina Mustehsan, and ‘Meri Meri’ by Rizwan Butt and Sara Haider.
The second song can be best described as sublime, beautiful, and soul stirring;‘Tera Who Pyaar’ and ‘Nawazishein’ performed by Momina Mustehsan with Asim Azhar. The romantic ballads, both originally sung by Shuja Haider, features him as the music director, calling the shots in a track that truly delivers from the heart. The soft piano and the subtle sound of the sitar create a fitting atmosphere for Momina’s soft vocals, sung with utmost grace, as Asim croons over cinematic violins about the love story, packed full of emotions. Midway through the duration, as the track gathers momentum, it brings together elements of the Pakistani pop scene of the bygone era, and takes you to a dreamy place whilst celebrating romance and leaving one smitten.
The last song of this episode, combing the vocal prowess of fabled Saieen Zahoor with Sanam Marvi’s raw, melodic voice in an ethereal kalaam by Waris Shah – ‘LagiBina’ grows on you from the onset driven by a melody that grips one and never loosens throughout the duration of the track. A fusion of Sindhi and Punjabi folk style, music director Jaffer Zaidi has created a sound where the contrasting vocals merge with striking instrumentation of the house-band while maintaining the emotion of the lyrics at the forefront.