KARACHI: All set to mark their debut with album Shehrezade, Qayaas band has just spilled the beans about another album which the artists plan to record in English.
The band has kick started their second project while still waiting for the right time to release their first venture Shehrezade, sent to post production earlier last month. “It has been a long time coming and the album is finally ready with all production work completed,” lead guitarist Khurram Waqar announced in November.
The group plans to launch three of its English tracks before leaving the country for an international tour in Austin, Texas around March next year.
Talking to The Express Tribune, front man Umair Jaswal shared the details of the band’s second project, “It’s targeted for the international market. Two of its songs have been completed. We have a whole lot of ideas. Right now we have 17 to 18 songs that we want to work on.”
The album, planned to hit international stores around the mid of 2011, will be mostly dealing with hard rock, told Jaswal. Lyrics for the tracks are written by guitarist Sarmad Ghafoor and Jaswal himself.
While the work continues on their second album, Shehrezade is slated for release this January. Songs from the said album, comprising of 13 tracks, have recently earned Qayaas the title of Best Pakistani Rock Band at the JD Rock Awards held in India, the band announced on their MySpace page.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 24th, 2010.