Who is he?
There is something insanely cool about a guy who can play the drums — but if he can sing too then that’s the stuff fairytales are made of. So the fact that Farhad Humayun is the singer, drummer and producer for a Pakistani rock band makes us totally want to quit our job and become his groupie. And that light stubble, curly hair and jagger swagger seals the deal for us. His band Overload has already released two successful albums, he’s also worked on Coke Studio and played at The Royal Albert Hall in London.
Why we love him
Farhad is not afraid to rock suspenders or even some skinny red jeans. How many Pakistani guys have the confidence and style to do that? While drummers are known to jump ship for better opportunities, he’s remained true to Overload. Unlike most musicians, Farhad is a pretty private guy who can cook you a mean Moroccan style chicken.
What you didn’t know about him
This pakka Lahori studied at National College of Arts. Humayun and made quite a name for himself in the Lahore underground scene. He says that “Leather magnetises me like nothing else” which makes our imagination run wild. He also enjoys analysing classic and luxury car interiors.
His dream girl
A good sense of humour, a fragrance that makes you feel like you’re in an open field, a smile that makes you forget your debts and knowledge of art, literature and appreciation of the simple things in life.”
Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, August 12th, 2012.