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No Aalu Anday: Ali Aftab Saeed returns with song celebrating Pakistani women
Posted by :Team Aman newsPosted date : February 13, 2015In MusicComments Off on No Aalu Anday: Ali Aftab Saeed returns with song celebrating Pakistani women
Saeed revealed that the song is a first of the series of six songs which will be released from now till August 11, 2015.
KARACHI: Ali Aftab Saeed, of Beygairat Brigade fame, released a new single on Thursday, ‘Kaun Kehta Hai Main Beikhtiyaar Hoon’ from their upcoming music album ‘Gao Suno Badlo’.
Talking to The Express Tribune about his latest single, Saeed revealed that the song is a first in a series of six songs, which will be released till August 11, 2015.
“As you know International Women’s Day falls on March 8 but in Pakistan February 12 is considered as Women’s Day because in 1983 several women including Asma Jahangir gathered at Regal Chowk to protest against General Ziaul Haq’s Law of Evidence. Security forces used tear gas and baton charged women. Since then, February 12 holds a lot of historical significance for women in Pakistan,” Saeed said.
The song which has been composed by Saeed features Zaynab Fatimah lending her vocals. It is a departure from the usual satirical songs such as Aalu Anday, Paisay Ki Game and Dhinak Dhinak which brought the band fame, and ire.
While commenting about change in style from their previous songs, Saeed explained “Satire is usually aimed at those who are in power and above commoners, such as government and military officials. On the contrary women in Pakistan are oppressed therefore it would not have been right to make a satirical song on them.”
“The song is about celebration of women. As people may see in the video how we celebrated the achievements of Pakistani women in different professions and fields.”
Talking about the upcoming album, Saeed said that it was comprised of six tracks. The second track, which deals with the issue of inter-religious harmony, will be released on March 1.
Commenting on the rumors about his band splitting up, Saeed said he has been functioning as a one-man band of late. Other band members including Daniyal Malik and Hamza Malik are not seen in the videos.
“Only bands that make money tend to break up, we on the other hand are not earning any money,” he added jokingly. On a serious note, however, the singer clarified that the remaining band members were busy with their jobs and studies.
The vocalist added that the band aims to return to their roots and original style of “political satire” music in April. He cited the current situation in the country as a major reason behind the band’s decision to release a satirical song titled, Sanp (Snake).