Monday, March 1, 2010

Shafqat Amanat Ali's Kyun Doorian to release on Mar 7

In keeping with the tradition of rapid music releases this year, Shafqat Amanat Ali too will be releasing his second solo album at the end of this week - March 7 to be more precise.

Kyun Doorian boasts of 10 tracks plus a bonus track and will be released under the Music Today label.

The album is being publicized as an assortment of visions and moods as apparently there will be 'rock' tracks as well as classical, that Shafqat has taken on in a mix of languages (Urdu and Punjabi is our guess).

Shafqat Amanat Ali's most recent project was 'Tere Naina', a song he sung for the soundtrack of My Name Is Khan. Ironically, while Shafqat is best known for his well-trained, distinctive voice, 'Tere Naina' made very little use of the things that set Shafqat's sound apart from other singers'.

Tabeer, Shafqat's first solo venture had been released in the second half of 2008 and had been a decent album that had won rave reviews for being daringly experimental, but was at some points, just slightly trite. It remains to be seen if Shafqat has broken out of the 'fusion' stereotype in Kyun Doorian or given completely into the commercial demon with the "rock" songs. Or perhaps as a happy third option, has managed to set his classically-trained vocals to classic rock beats, creating interesting tension.

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