Atif Aslam’s tribute to MJ [Dawn News]

July 26, 2009

Here’s some tutoring. The basic definition of ‘fusion’ is: the process or result of joining two or more things together to form one. Finally Coke Studio got it.

I’m not dismissing their earlier attempts, but Atif Aslam’s soulful tribute to Michael Jackson in the song Wasta-i-Pyar turned out to be an audio-cerebral treat. The way he weaved Billie Jean’s lines into the Punjabi number was refreshing and praiseworthy.

The marked feature of the song was the effortlessness with which the singer touched higher notes and then returned to somewhat baritone sound with equal ease and poise, without being pitchy (as Randy Jackson would say).

You can only hope other singers in the studio take a leaf out of AA’s book — in this case his music sheet.

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