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11 Jul

Farhan Saeed’s official anthem for PTI isn’t the chart topper we were hoping for

Elections are around the corner and we’re seeing election campaigns picking up steam every day.

Music plays an important role in election campaigns and parties are creating alliances and getting musicians onboard to create their jingles. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) recently released its new official anthem titled ‘Ab Sirf Imran Khan’ sung by Farhan Saeed and here’s what we think of it.

The tune, to be honest, is quite forgettable and isn’t catchy enough to stick. The lyrics are a narration and they lack impact too. The anthem doesn’t have repeat value because it doesn’t have a memorable chorus or hook.

The anthem offers nothing fresh and we’re actually missing PTI’s previous anthem, sung five years ago by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan. It was a rendition of Faiz Ahmed Faiz’s poignant nazm ‘Hum Dekhen Ge’, which in our opinion instilled more fervour.

Let’ s see how lucky (or not) this anthem proves to be for Farhan though. Here it is…

 

Mariam Hameedi

Sarcasm and witty puns are my best friends (also my worst enemies). I love turning my world around on its axis and soon the most ordinary events turn into the craziest stories.