Lahore: Natasha Noorani, the increasingly familiar voice behind hits such as Choro and Faltu Pyar, has released two new singles off her upcoming album RONAQ. This double drop signals the momentum of things to come, as Noorani prepares for the release of her debut album in the summer of 2023. Working alongside her are two of Pakistan’s most trailblazing producers playing a pivotal role in defining the sound of the new wave of music.
Baaz, produced by Abdullah Siddiqui, is a pop anthem that confronts the destructive nature of immovable power structures. “It is a lament against stagnant leadership in everyday life”, said Noorani. First performed at the debut edition of UK-based music broadcaster Boiler Room in Pakistan, Baaz resides in the electro-pop genre. Abdullah Siddiqui has built a minimalist soundscape to communicate the dismay of disappointment in the status quo.
Matlabi, produced by Talal Qureshi, is an introspective electronic exploration of oppression that’s hidden in plain sight. The video, directed by Abdul-Rehman Malik, is set in a picturesque remote village. “It illustrates the loss of oneself, the period of self- reflection and the journey back to solace”, says Noorani. It deals with themes of the burden of generational trauma carried by women & matriarchs.
The sound of RONAQ represents Noorani’s journey into ‘Lolly-Pop’, a new genre pioneered by Noorani. Inspired by the history of sub-continental music but presented in an electronic pop soundscape, the genre is a fresh blend of retro and contemporary, as well as indigenous and global.
You can find Natasha’s music on:
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Song Title: Baaz
Arranged, Composed & Performed by Natasha Noorani
Written by Natasha Noorani Produced by Abdullah Siddiqui Keys by Jennhwan Wong
Special Thanks to Natasha Humera Ejaz
Aaj kyun marr gaye ehsaas? Kya karun teri na se na milay? Chup raho teray waris arahe hain.
Inkaar beguna ko kaisay karoon gi?
Yeh kaisi baat hai?
Aaj jo bikhar gaye hain kal yeh khwaab yeh log Ujalon mein rahain gain
Baaz aao na
kyun na ho hum betaab? Sarkon pe teray naaray na chalain Chup karo teray waris agaye hain
Besabab hum aisay orrein gai?
Yeh kaisi baat hai
Nijaat hai? Bolo?
Aaj jo mukar gaye hain kal
Yeh raj, yeh chor fasaadon mein rahein gai
Baaz aao na
Song Title: Matlabi
Written by Natasha Noorani & Zeerak Ahmed
Produced by Talal Qureshi
Mixed & Mastered by Adeel Tahir
Saamnay tha bikhra aashiana Yaad rakhna humein na bhulaana Dabi rahoon mein ghulaami mein Matlabi log rahein gai shaytani mein Kaisay kaisay bach payein
Kaisay kaisay bach paoun mein
Iss dil ka dega kaun hisaab?
Bhujh gaya dil mera yeh aaj
Ehsaas hain qaatil
Khamoshi ki lehron mein behtay hain apnay sawaal
Kya main naqabil
In dhokon ki baarish mein doobay gi meri awaz
Sun lena tum mera jawaab
Kaisay rokein gai hum zawaal
Niyat sirf teri thi kharaab
Kaanton mein milay ga gulaab