Junoon’s 20th Anniversary Album provides a platform for young musicians

LAHORE: With Junoon’s 20th anniversary on its way, several local and young artists have been invited to revamp the band’s songs for an exclusive 20th Anniversary Album. The upcoming album will be an opportunity for rising artists to flaunt their signature styles globally through Junoon’s platform. Salman Ahmad, Junoon’s stalwart guitarist, researched and then contacted bands and artists through email encouraging them to contribute to the album.

Interview: It’s hard to write love songs in Pak, Says Strings

The haunting strains of their infectious Sar kiye yeh pahar – their biggest hit till date – however had kept their magic alive when they made a smashing comeback a decade ago with Duur. But for Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsud, famously known as Strings, writing angst-ridden socio-political songs has happened only now with fresh hits such as Ab toh kuch karna padega and Main toh dekhoonga. The duo, down in Mumbai to record music for Sanjay Gupta’s Shootout at Wadala, open up to Mumbai Mirror

Strings will be lending music to Shootout At Wadala.

August was a rather slow month for musicians all over Pakistan due to Ramazan, with barely any activity in terms of concerts and gigs. Pakistani pop band Strings, who are usually locked up in their studios during this month, came out of their den and decided to do something different and take a spur-of-the-moment trip to India. “It was a spontaneous plan,” lead guitarist Bilal Maqsood