Shafqat Amanat Ali is one singer who revamped the image of classical music in Pakistan when he first started singing in the band Fuzon. The singer gave us masterpieces such as pop-rock Ankhon Kay Sagar and Ankhiyan and then classic tunes like Khamaj. No matter what genre he chose, he always reigned supreme. Now, his son Sadaat Shafqat Amanat has come into the limelight with a melodious number Tu and we are giving it a thumbs up!
Sadaat has been introduced by a musical platform Bossmenn which has come up with a show Room Files. The idea behind the project is to present a platform to artists, from around the world, to showcase their talents. Sadaat, who has been formally trained in classical music, has furthered his father’s efforts to walk with the modern times. His first ever track Tu has an 80s nostalgic feel to it. It’s a foot-tapping pop song and will make you groove when Sadaat croones Tu in a falsetto voice.
The drums and keyboard notes in the background remind us of Stranger Things theme, which in itself is a compliment. It is quite risky for an artist of Sadaat’s lineage to attempt a pop track as his debut song. The singer, who bears an uncanny resemblance to his grandfather Ustad Amanat Ali Khan, belongs to the purist Patiala gharana of classical singing.
The notes of Tu sound very simple but have slight yodeling, which not only shows Sadaat’s diverse range as a singer, but now we eagerly wait to what more experimental music this young gen artist has in store for us.
Watch the song and let us know what you think: