Published On: Fri, May 27th, 2016

‘Quratulain Baloch’ a “contemporary malang”



One may not imagine Quratulain Baloch, better known as QB, by her songs as she actually looks like with short hair, tattoo, and a casual t-shirt. She calls herself as “contemporary malang”. The eminent Pakistani singer was stating in an interview regarding her music, experiences as a female singer in Pakistan and her recent song with Noori, Aar Ya Paar.

The song performed for Cornetto Pop Rock was exhibited in Islamabad in the beginning of this month. The song was produced by Noori under their BIY (Belief in Yourself) record tag and written by QB herself in Urdu — a lingo with which she is not entirely comfortable — she grasps the song very near to her heart. QB said that “Not having a grasp of the language, I was able to pull off my philosophical take on life, my feelings and inspirations and how I have perceived myself as a human being,”

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The 28-year-old singer recently joined hands with the Noori duet for one more autonomous venture, which brought them to associate up for Aar Ya Paar. She further added “We decided on starting from my own lyrical take on songs since I haven’t written any of my songs except for Mera Ishq,” QB continued by saying that “The song is about letting yourself loose. It’s about people who either can’t identify the grey or choose not to be a part of it. Societies collectively are very dogmatic.” She believes that being your real self is the key. “I can say it with utter confidence that it’s awesome to be yourself, so be yourself with no hesitation but with empathy.”

Amusingly, QB revealed the association would not have been probable without the persuasion of Noori. She said “When two crazy idealistic people meet, something extraordinary happens and this is what happened with our collaboration. It could not have been possible without the influence the band has had on all of us”.

Her dream was to release an album and she stated it as, “I wish it was that easy as it sounded back then. My plans haven’t worked out so well for me so I don’t want to make them anymore.” Whereas her album is equipped, same to many other artists, QB prepares to release her music as singles rather than investing in a full-fledged album.

She is one of the female singers in Pakistan and stated about her experiences as “Our society is such that people want to be entertained by female singers but they don’t want their daughters singing.” Though, she begs to change. “I’ve been very lucky in that department because I feel that there aren’t many female singers in Pakistan. Now is the perfect time for female singers to put themselves out there.”


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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.