Farhan Saeed: Back with a bang

Published: April 18, 2012
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Singer Farhan Saeed’s “Pee Jaoon” has all the ingredients to rule the hearts of listeners. PHOTO: FILE

Singer Farhan Saeed’s “Pee Jaoon” has all the ingredients to rule the hearts of listeners. PHOTO: FILE

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Singer Farhan Saeed has always had the looks and the voice to make it big in showbiz, but what he had lacked in his music were good lyrics and an unforgettable melody. Maybe that was the reason why some of his solo endeavours, especially songs like “Khwahishon”, couldn’t really give him the right start. However, all that has changed with his latest single and third solo track “Pee Jaoon”, which has spread like wildfire across the country. For the past one week, all the Pakistani music channels have been playing this song, and in no time it has climbed up the number one spot on music charts.

“Pee Jaoon” definitely has the band Jal’s vibe to it and it clearly reflects that Saeed and his producer Saad Sultan, who used to play sessions for Jal concerts, have learnt a lot from Gohar Mumtaz, the producer and songwriter of Jal.

Although “Pee Jaoon” might not be loved by the fans of Pakistani pop rock music as it leans towards commerciality, Saeed has finally come up with a song which is memorable. With a combination of sentimental and romantic lyrics, mixed with Saeed’s soulful voice and a catchy melody, the song has all the ingredients to rule the hearts of listeners.

However, the real cherry on top is the voice of female vocalist Momina Mustehsan, who features along with Saeed, in this romantic duet. Mustehsan had created quite a stir with her cover of Junoon’s “Sajna” which appeared in the band’s 20th anniversary album. From her punk rock efforts in previous songs to her semi- classical/pop sound in “Pee Jaoon”, Mustehsan has definitely covered a lot of ground as a dynamic singer.

And finally, one must give credit to the producer Sultan who finally managed to help Saeed put together something original and worthy of listening.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 19th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (13)

  • Paramjot Kaur
    Apr 18, 2012 - 11:28PM

    Farhan has indeed captivated his fans with his lovely voice..!!
    Pi Jaun is really awesome.
    Great Job FARHAN!!!!

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  • visal,,for farhan
    Apr 19, 2012 - 12:50AM

    well not say farhan,, we luv this 25 year old banda from our every corner of heart,, the desperation brought me to his bhopal concert this 3 april, god was mercifull to me to make me able to meet and talk to farhan,, as cleared from his almost interviews,, he is really a vibeful dude,, talking very positively + no attitude of bigger star and a really down to earth personality,, ,, insa allah meeet him again..

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  • Mubariz Khan
    Apr 19, 2012 - 1:10AM

    Damn! This song “Pi Jaun” is so very addictive. Great Job Farhan Saeed <3

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  • Ali Hasan
    Apr 19, 2012 - 1:56AM

    You know an artist is legit when he gets tattoos like that.

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  • wasim
    Apr 19, 2012 - 10:31AM

    u r awsume singer bhai ..we all love u r voice n singing style….Recommend

  • Saif
    Apr 19, 2012 - 12:03PM

    well PI JAOON is already rulling on my heart… from last week by the release of Pi jaoon.. this song is in my mind.. in my heart, on my lips… it is one of the most beautiful songs.. i’ve ever listened.. the there is no doubt abt it that.. FARHAN IS BACK WITH BANG !
    i hope he will continue to give beautiful songs like this.. and inshallah hissongs will become more popular across the world b/w fans.. specially in india and pakistan..

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  • Shamy
    Apr 19, 2012 - 1:21PM

    Heard the song yesterday….absolutely loved it !!

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  • bilal
    Apr 19, 2012 - 1:44PM

    good job farhan. love the track.

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  • jaza
    Apr 19, 2012 - 5:47PM

    xtra ordinary marvellous song with soulful voice i luv pee jaon <3

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  • Manoj
    Apr 19, 2012 - 5:51PM

    Farhan’s Songs are really heart touching and admirable..and undoubtedly Pee Jaoon is one of them..

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  • kamran
    Apr 19, 2012 - 6:47PM

    average song, relatively poor composition

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  • Knotty
    Apr 20, 2012 - 6:40PM

    Lovely song.
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    Pakistanis are becoming used to songs with more instruments though (thanks to Coke Studio!). I think a remix will be even more popular!

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  • Annie
    May 15, 2012 - 12:08PM

    Awesome Song Farhan .. You are the best Singer Pi jaun is such a Heart Touchin Song

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