‘It was just a loose jam for our own memories’

Goher of Jal fame shares what happened when he jammed with Atif and Farhan

Our Correspondent September 22, 2015
Atif Aslam on guitars, Farhan Saeed on drums and Goher Mumtaz on vocals at Ali Zafar’s studio in Lahore. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

KARACHI: No matter how much we worship Vital Signs and Junoon, for a particular generation, Jal will remain to be the biggest band and Aadat the most influential track. Atif and Goher’s break-up, the most disheartening event in our music history and their coming together for a jam, a moment of disbelief.

Atif Aslam, Goher Mumtaz and Farhan Saeed were recently seen jamming together at Ali Zafar’s studio, where celebrities had gathered for a party after the PSL (Pakistan Super League) launch. However, when the pictures were shared on instagram , excited fans started speculating the possibilities of a reunion.

“It was just a lose jam for our own memories,” Jal front-man Goher Mumtaz told The Express Tribune. “If Jal would ever reunite, then it would not be through a picture that is shared on social media. It will be massive and the whole world would come to know about it.”

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Interestingly, the jam started randomly as Atif, who was playing the guitar called Goher to join him in the studio. And then they started playing music like the good old times.

“We started with Dil Haray and went onto play a number of Jal classics. Then I sang Halka Halka Suroor and Ali Zafar joined us while jamming to Rung Sharbaton Ka. So essentially we had a great time and took back some fond memories,” said Goher.

With the kind of fall-out Atif and Goher had after the release of Aadat, it may seem that they are possibly the worst enemies but that is not the case. The truth is quite the opposite.

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“Every one moves on, so did we. We have been talking to each other over the phone almost on a daily basis, we’ve played cricket together for the past six to seven years, so jamming wasn’t that big a deal. It’s probably the fans getting over-excited because they have a different perception of our relationship.”

Goher especially requested fans to stay calm about this as there are many many things that artists do for their own happiness which don’t really mean anything.

“Let us enjoy for our own selves,” concluded Goher.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 23rd, 2015.

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Haroon | 6 years ago | Reply "No matter how much we worship Vital Signs and Junoon, for a particular generation, Jal will remain to be the biggest band and Aadat the most influential track." Whaaaaat?!? What planet are you from again? Let me tell you how it really is... Atif - A guy who couldn't sing, worked his butt off for a decade, now sings decent. Goher - Can't sing, can't play guitar, never could, possibly never will. Farhan - The guy who replaced Atif. Special feature: Nosejob. Although it's good to see musicians coming together, but PLEASE, don't compare them to Vital Signs or Junoon. Chill.
asadmalik | 6 years ago | Reply Want reunion
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