Following the mixed responses the sixth Pakistan Super League (PSL) anthem received, singer Naseebo Lal has said she never thought Groove Mera would become such a hit.
According to Express News, the veteran singer asserted she became a part of the track for Pakistan. “I never thought it would become so popular and all this success is because of Allah. When the PCB called me, I couldn’t believe it. Because I have never been offered an anthem before,” she confessed.
Lal also expressed how she was afraid the song would fail. “I was so afraid people wouldn’t like it but they loved it and I am so grateful.” Almost teary-eyed, the singer relayed how she was approached because of her vocal range. “The makers said, ‘Only you can sing in this pitch’ so I did. And God helped me do it.”
It is pertinent to mention here that following the release of Groove Mera, many criticised the makers and Lal on social media. Memes were hurled at the singers while several mocked Lal’s singing style. Composed and produced by former EP front man Xulfi and Adnan Dhool, however, Groove Mera still managed to strike a chord with some.The combination of Lal, Aima Baig, and Young Stunners also fit the bill. But those not impressed were quick to dish out criticism.
Following this, fans of the track, including some celebrities, came to the song and Lal’s defense. "Queen Naseebo Lal bringing this song to the pitch with her pitch," tweeted singer Meesha Shafi. "I am her biggest fan!” she added. “I don’t know what the fuss is about?” asked Mehwish Hayat. “I loved the new anthem .It was bold and fresh! This is what stifles creativity in our country: we always want more of the same and are not prepared to accept anything different,” she concluded.
Fatima Bhutto also praised the song, as well as Lal’s singing. “Personally. I loved it, especially Naseebo Lal.”