Published On: Fri, Jul 22nd, 2016

Faraz Anwar with solo album after 12 years


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Many of the musicians in the country think that releasing albums is, “Madness.”

But most of the artist with a little hope is releasing their albums from time to time to tell that they are still there.

Faraz Anwar, nevertheless, is still in business devoid of releasing anything for years. Many musicians have arrive and left but Anwar and his band Mizraab have somewhat worn the crisis that overwhelmed the music industry and became an enduring quandary.

The guitar maestro thinks that singles are destroyers, “A single only tells half the story and it gives away the entire sound of your album,”

He has therefore made a verdict that it is the moment a singly album strikes both physical and online stores. He told in an interview “This is our bread and butter. We have to do it. Things will stay the same if we don’t release any music,”

What urges him into the feat, according to him, is the extensive postponement. Much has altered from the time when the leading guitarist set out MaaziHaalaur Mustaqbil. He further stated that “It has been what 12 years since the last album. That’s a lot of time. Those who started out alongside us have now taken up acting so you can imagine what happened.”

The latest album, most likely named Ishq ki Subh, will be a lot of a mix tape and is anticipated be out in a month. He told that “It has instrumentals, pop rock, progressive rock, rock tracks.”

Anwar doesn’t like to confess that the usual Pakistani listener doesn’t precisely have an understanding of music. He explained that “Hence I have deliberately tried to keep things simple. The album is something that both old fans and new listeners will appreciate equally,”

Whereas he perhaps has been engaged with a little of the much talented Eastern and fusion music acts, in a while he accepting that he does not conjure that kind of music one bit. He told that “Session playing for me is primary to keep the stove burning. When you are playing for another band, they are the bosses who decide how things should go about,” For the Guitar Idol 2009 finalist, session playing is nothing but a nine-to-five office job.

According to him, Eastern music never stratagem the guitar expert, who arrived with tunes like Kitni Sadiyan and Ujalon Main. Anwar further stated that “Eastern is not my thing. My parents even tried to get me some training in classical music but I never found my calling with it,”

By record labels disappearance and live gigs not happening, Anwar had quit to life in the UK and that is a reason for the pause. He continued “When I came back, things were starting to get better. When I play shows today, I see a whole new generation in the crowd.”

Though he thinks that (his kind of) rock music in spirit isn’t accurately being made in Pakistan, there are a few secretive acts that are making a little thrilling music. On the further side, he doesn’t precisely welcome the entire Sufi music wave. He added that “It has become more of a commercial gimmick. You can easily tell the fake from the real. There’s no honesty in what is being churned out. It is not Abida Parveen wala music,”

An additional facet of Anwar’s tracks that make them best is the poetry. He giggled and told that he himself has never penned any song. He shared “There is this friend of mine, Adnan Ahmed. He wrote lyrics for the first and second albums and he has written for this one as well. And he is not a professional. He just does it because he loves doing it.”

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.