Strings bid farewell to Coke Studio on a good note

Published: October 29, 2017

Coke Studio, one of the largest music platforms in Pakistan, entered its tenth phase with Bilal Maqsood and Faisal Kapadia from Strings taking the reins from the great Rohail Hayat after season 6 concluded.

Coke Studio, as a venture, received great appreciation from the audience and after years of turmoil in the music industry in Pakistan, there finally is a brand of music which people can relate to. However, amid much criticism of Hayat losing his ‘musical creativity’ as the seasons progressed, Coke, the parent brand behind Coke Studio, decided to experiment and give the studio a new direction.



With four seasons under their belt, Strings undoubtedly took Coke Studio to another level – with showcasing songs like O Re and Nadiya, among many terrific others, Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood have left permanent footprints in our heart.

String recently broke the news that they’re bidding farewell to Coke Studio and it has enriched them in ways unimaginable – just like they enriched Coke Studio.

They posted: “Coke Studio Season 10 will be the last season produced by Strings. It has been a fantastic journey for us over the course of 4 seasons and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to learn and share our work with all of you.

2018 will mark 30 years of Strings and we are super excited to celebrate with all of you so stay tuned for more updates as we embark on yet another exciting chapter in our musical journey!”

We wish Strings the best of success for a bright future ahead and we hope they delve into music albums and make our lives musically better!

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Baa Bhaiya
    Oct 29, 2017 - 8:43PM

    Glad to hear that Strings are bidding adios to CS, music production certainly isn’t their forte. Rohail Hayat did a pretty good job comparatively, they-Strings- didn’t make any significant contribution to the music scene thru this platform, just run of the mill remixes, I hope CS will be taken over by someone who actually knows what goes behind the ‘production’, the decision makers should consult great minds like Shoaib Mansoor before they select the next executive producer for CS.Recommend

  • Khanzad
    Oct 30, 2017 - 1:14PM

    THANK GOD ! After badly affecting Coke studio they have left it. The damage they have caused to the music and played havoc with old songs by recreating it in worst possible ways. String could never produce a single hit of their own and yet they managed to get into coke studios…. is strange! Hope Rohail Hayat gets back to coke studio and he will shine as usual !Recommend

  • Jade
    Oct 30, 2017 - 1:40PM

    That is a great news for CS as well as the CS fans. Strings never matched Rohail’s creativity. CS 10 was the worst over all – if you go by the youtube . Hope to see Rohail’s return. Recommend

  • Acorn Guts
    Oct 30, 2017 - 1:55PM

    Great news!Recommend

  • FarLand
    Oct 30, 2017 - 8:38PM

    Unfortunately, strings didn’t bring any creativity to CS to take it to next level.Recommend

  • Freedom
    Oct 31, 2017 - 5:38PM

    Rohail – please come back!!Recommend

  • hassan
    Nov 1, 2017 - 10:30PM

    I never understood why Rohail left Coke Studio. He was/is such a creative person. Hope he comes back and takes the reins from where he left. Recommend

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