Coke Studio Explorer has released its fifth song, ‘Ha Gulo,’ marking the end of an interesting journey provided to us courtesy Zohaib Kazi and Ali Hamza.
Traversing the lush mountains of Kashmir, the sweet melody features Qasamir – a troupe from Azad Kashmir – who lend their beautiful voice to the raw texture of the lyrics that convey the warmth of the fertile lands.
The moving words of lost love and emotion-packed vocals supported by a fusion of unconventional tempos of the sarangi, garha and the traditional tumbaknaer adds a festive mood to the vocals, despite the forlorn nature of the lyrics.
The video reveals kaleidoscopic views of the lush Kashmir valley and truly, is a journey into the world of these men, their lives as Kashmiris and what they’ve understood of life. Dressed in traditional Kashmiri choghas and caps, they are visually as well as sonically unique.
Check out the song here and tell us what you think!