Bollywood seems to be obsessed with the trend of remixing old tracks lately, however, veterans like Lata Mangeshkar are not too happy about it. After our very own Atif Aslam sang a rendition of her classic ‘Chalte Chalte’, Lata commented that she wasn’t even interested in listening to the new version.
Commenting on Lata’s statement, Pakistani satirist and singer, Ali Gul Pir too has shared his views. “We need to make our own songs,” he wrote on Facebook. “Remix songs have spoilt our generation of musicians. Make a remix of a hit song and try to get famous or sustain your career.”
We need to make our own songs. Remix songs have spoilt our generation of musicians. Make a remix of a hit song and try…
Ali also wrote that artists like Atif Aslam are capable of being original and bringing new music for the fans. “Imagine if big wigs like Atif are doing this to stay relevant then what hope does an upcoming original act have. At least our established artists should only produce original music. Covers can never encourage innovation,” he concluded encouraging our musicians to make original content which they’re truly skilled at.
What are your thoughts?