best review ever?

July 28, 2011

InQishaaf explore the dark side with ‘Bhula Doon Ga’

Hafsah Sarfraz

InQishaaf is a band comprising of two musicians from Islamabad who started performing at local gigs four years back when they were in Karachi. Soon, they realized music wasn’t just a past-time; it was, in fact, their passion. That’s when they officially formed a band and started working towards producing original music. Fast forward four years and they have their first album out, which is a great achievement considering how long it usually takes to release a debut.

The unique aspect of InQishaaf’s music is that it is a fusion of the East and West. While Shariq gives a little touch of the melodies from the West, it is Shoaib who draws strong influence from Eastern melodies, making them both play with a contagious energy. Their album expresses an array of emotions. From love to hate, solitude, misery, rage and romance; their music expresses it all.

It has been a while since InQishaaf released their album and a video, but the band has recently translated the first track of their album ‘Bhula Doon Ga’ into a video. The track ‘Bhula Doon Ga’ itself is one of the best tracks off the album. The track starts with a sweet yet catchy tune, which is a fusion of the East and the West. The song goes on to talk about how the singer hopes to forget, move on in life and the memories that hold the beautiful past. This track is definitely towards the melancholy side yet the tune isn’t that slow and hence refreshing.

The tune is interesting and catchy to an extent but it’s one of those tracks that don’t instantly click with you. ‘Bhula Doon Ga’ will take its time to grow on you and might need a few listens before it does.

As far as the video is concerned, it’s a great attempt and clearly an improvement from their debut video! ‘Bhula Doon Ga’s’ video begins with clouds, which blend into shots from the entire video instantly as the tune starts playing. The video goes on to show the musicians standing on a platform from where the entire city can be seen. Clearly it’s somewhere up in the mountains. The location is divine and makes you want to forget everything and go there just for a look. It’s one of those places that make you feel like you’re on top of the world, quite literally. The fact that InQishaaf picked up this area to shoot parts of their video works well for them.

On the other side, there’s a completely different story going on which shows a shattered girl sitting in a corner of a dark room sobbing and shedding tears over her pain. It shows her trying to hold on to material memories and grabbing them as hard as she can because that’s all she can do now. This part of the video represents how a person can be so helpless at times. There’s a guy sitting in front of him who is so helpless that he can’t even comfort her. This part of the video needs serious concentration to understand what’s going on, which is a negative aspect of the video because when a viewer is watching it he might not be able to grasp the concept in one go.

However, considering how sorrowful the song is and how serious it is, the video demands a certain level of momentousness too, which is very present in the video. Also, the constant use of paintings and emphasis on them gives a very artistic and unique touch to the video.

All in all, ‘Bhula Doon Ga’ is a great effort by InQishaaf and it shows how they’re growing with every video they bring out. Watch out for this track on YouTube and local channels!

Cause its a fusion of east and west, you see.


3 Responses to “best review ever?”

  1. F. Says:

    Oh. Hey. I know this girl!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I heard that :)

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