Popstars and rockstars don’t always mix, but the two combinations of Atif Aslam and Qayaas allow them to bring some sweet music to the table in "Charkha Nolakha”
("The Priceless Spindle”). No part of the song is the same and it adds
to the entertainment factor. The music infuses both classical sounds
with more contemporary sounds. The most prominent features are the
vocals of Atif and the lead vocalist of Qayaas, Umair Jaswal. Both vocals blend perfectly, perhaps one of the best duets in the history of Coke Studio (the Youtube hits prove the duo’s likability). We even get the treat of listening to Umair’s screams like how he does in Qayaas’s "Shehrezade”.
The producers were strategic in putting both personalities into the
song, because it ends up being perhaps, the best song in the whole
We’ll see Atif in upcoming episodes, as he’ll be in the Studio again (as ever). Let’s see if he stills reps the turban.
As I’ve highlighted before in a previous season review, Coke Studio is doing what it does best and its outreach is continuing to grow. Coke Studios fanbase is growing in numbers whilst Youtube videos are being viewed to death. And its not only Pakistan who love Coke Studio. Nevertheless, many fans will be thinking of Coke Studio when they listen to the lyrics in "Charka Nolakha”,
"Mera jeona kehre chajda ve”
"What good is my life without you?”