’Coke Studio’ singer Samra Khan releases first single

Published: September 15, 2016
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Hina Ki Khushbu was one of Coke Studio 8’s most popular tracks. PHOTO: FILE

Hina Ki Khushbu was one of Coke Studio 8’s most popular tracks. PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI: Fans of Coke Studio singer Samra Khan can finally rejoice. The crooner has released her first single since last year’s Hina Ki Khushbu, with an impressive video accompanying it.

The new song, entitled Bol, has been written by Waqqas Qadir Sheikh and composed by Atif Ali, stated a press release. The video has been shot in Dubai and directed by Fadi Khan.

Bol celebrates freedom and aims to motivate listeners to conquer everything they have ever wanted, without worrying about the opinion of others. It implores one to reach out and achieve their goals.

“This is my first original track, so naturally it is very close to my heart,” said Khan, of her latest offering. “Bol is about breaking free, speaking out and shattering stereotypes. Its lyrics are universal so I know that everyone will connect to it in a different way.”

Coke Studio 8’s Hina Ki Khushbu marked Khan’s debut in the industry, propelling her to stardom. A rendition of a Noor Jehan original, which she performed as a duet with Asim Azhar, racked up over two million views on social media. Since then, Khan has opened a concert for Adnan Sami, performed live for a crowd of nearly 3,000 people at Dubai World Trade Centre and is currently working on several original tracks that are expected to release by the end of this year.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 16th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (2)

  • Asma Jan
    Sep 16, 2016 - 2:56PM

    This was such a waste of my time. Three minutes of my life I’m never getting back. The video was shoddy and not needed and extremely lollywood. No doubt she has. Beautiful voice but this was quite a waste.
    The reason I’m penning down this comment is that I love how Pakistani PR units have strived on influencing comments! No one in their right minds would ‘praise’ this song let alone like it.Recommend

  • Nkhan
    Oct 7, 2016 - 5:21PM

    Asma Jan, I totally agree with your comment, I am surprised you reached 3 minutes of this song, I think I gave up at about 2 minutes. Samra Khan has a beautiful voice but the vocals in this song were heavily ‘electronically processed’ and what was the video all about?? Shot in Dubai, just mindless PR. Why there was nothing special that couldn’t have been done in Pakistan. I tried listening to the lyrics but I couldn’t work out what she was singing about. Finally yes Pakistani PR units do influence comments, look at the comments on YouTube and you can see Fadi Khan’s friends telling him what a great job he has done.Recommend

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