Sunday July 5, 2015
Bin Roye (Music review), Pakistani – Shiraz Uppal, Shani Arshad, Sahir Ali Bagga & Waqar Ali
Shiraz Uppal significantly amps up the earthy, folksy Ballay ballay, led by Harshdeep! Shiraz’s title song, sung by himself, is a competent, soulful pop ditty. In Sahir Ali Bagga’s Teray bin jeena, Rahat gets further shoeboxed into his standard template. Waqar Ali-composed O yaara gains from Ankit Tiwari’s vocals, for its unhurried melody with a whiff of old world charm. Shani Arshad has two winners Maula maula and Chan chariya, the former an ambient, haunting duet featuring Abida Parveen and Zeb Bangash, and the latter, a funky, evocative piece featuring Rekha Bhardwaj! Shani and Shiraz lead Bin Roye’s composing sweepstakes.
Keywords: Bin Roye, Shiraz Uppal, Shani Arshad, Sahir Ali Bagga, Waqar Ali