And the award for the best song for 14th August’17 goes to * Drum rolls * …. Strepsils !
We surely weren’t
expecting Strepsils stereo to come with a bank on 14th August, BUT- we surely were expecting coca cola to come with a bang. However, it turned out to be opposite. Coke studio did not seem to impress many with their 2017 14th August tribute. However, Strepsils Stereo along with Ali Noor definitely came up with a magnificent song to pay tribute to one of most popular Pakistani national song. The cover of “Khayaal Rakhna” won our hearts with their amazing vocals and Acapella version. The most interesting fact about the song is that no musical instruments were used throughout the song. All voices and sounds were made entirely from mouth, what is more commonly known as “Beat Boxing”.
Not to forget the outfits of all the singers in the national song grabbed our attention to a great Extend. The blue and purple Kurta of the male singers and the colorful frocks/shirts of the female singers attracts a person so much that you feel like watching the entire video till the end. The wardrobe of Females singers is by Rang Ja and the wardrobe of Male singers is by Leisure Club. The expressions of all the singers are also entertaining and keeps us watching the amazing cover. We are pretty sure everyone is now wondering who did their makeup and hair – It has been done by Toni and Guy.
The song has been directed by Mandana Zaidi and it is mixed by Adnan Gill. The national song was orinigally sung by the famous singer Alamgir with the orginial lyrics written by Tahir Pervaiz. The new team for the song has done a tremendous job in keeping the spirits of Pakistani’s high with this song.
It might be about time for Coca Cola to come up with something new as well after looking at the last three national cover songs.
Strepsils Stereo and Ali Noor definitely deserve a round of Applause for their work. * Claps *
Hope to see more in the future as well!
For those who did not watch and hear the cover song yet, Here is the link: