Coke Studio Season 9
Coke Studio continues to break record between rising stars and veterans
Main Raasta, Momina Mustehsan & Junaid Khan, Episode 5, Coke Studio Season 9
Momina Mustehsan and Junaid Khan, ‘Main Raasta’ is a firecracker of a pop-rock anthem that brims with confidence. Powerful and emotive, the track screams music directors Noori’s signature style – awash with pounding drums and warped guitars, masterfully blending into one another. The teamwork went beyond lending the voices; the duo struck a balance by spending several days confined in a studio working on the melody and the lyrics.
Momina Mustehsan & Junaid Khan
Coke Studio Season 9 has been the most talked about season of all. The fans are amazed by the vast line-up of diverse talented performers.
The upcoming episode is set to be aired on all leading television channels on Saturday, September 10, featuring stars like Momina Mustehsan, Junaid Khan, Rachel Viccaji and Kashif Ali. Not only that, veteran performers such as RahatFateh Ali Khan, Javed Bashir, Shahzad Nawaz and Masooma Anwar will be featured alongside.
Rachel Viccaji will be seen performing a duet with Kashif Ali. Talking about her association with Coke Studio, she said that it’s great to be a part of it a great learning experience so far.
“You get to work with such lamented musicians; the house band, different artists and music directors. What I love the most is the family environment that is here and it’s important to create this environment to keep up the morale for everyone,” she added.
The Episode will be featuring 4 songs, including ‘Main Raasta’ by Junaid Khan and Momina Mustehsan, ‘Jhalliya’ by Javed Bashir, Masooma Anwar and Shahzad Nawaz, ‘Shamaan Pai Gaiyaan’ by Kashif Ali and Rachel Viccaji and ‘Saada’ by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
The most talked about musician of the season, Momina Mustehsan will be seen performing a guitar solo in her upcoming song with Junaid Khan.
The pop-rock anthem that brims with confidence and it’s powerful and emotive, the track screams music directors Noori’s signature style – awash with pounding drums and warped guitars, masterfully blending into one another. Junaid wrote the lyrics of his part, whereas Momina wrote the lyrics for her part.
The song ‘Sadaa’ by the legend RahatFateh Ali Khan acts as a transport to a faraway land with Khan’s powerful vocals that bleed into this soul-stirring ‘dhamaal’ to honour Lal Shahbaz Qalandar. The glorious rolling melody composed by Rahat himself float over the recognisable traditional rhythm of the dhol and dholak at the shrines – accompanied by a funk soundscape comprising restricted drums, immaculate bass lines, electric guitar et al – skillfully constructed by music director Shani Arshad.
With 4 episodes out already, Coke Studio has stirred discussion among fans across borders about the music that this season has brought with its experiment with six music directors, which has so far brought a wide variety of sound. It goes out to show the potential this country’s music industry has and Coke Studio has undoubtedly played a very important role in highlighting that further.
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