Shoaib Mansoor To Write Lyrics For Junoon 20th Anniversary Album

August 11, 2011

Legendary film-maker and story teller, Shoaib Mansoor who has also been a successful songwriter and music composer will for the first time write lyrics for Junoon.

Besides being a mentor to Vital Signs and Junaid Jamshed, Shoaib Mansoor has written, composed and produced most of the Vital Signs’ songs. He wrote and composed many of their hit numbers such as Dil Dil Pakistan and Aitebar. He also wrote the lyrics for his debut film “Khuda Kay Liye” and his recently released film “Bol“.

Salman Ahmad, the lead guitarist and founder of Junoon is working on putting together a 20th anniversary box-set (1991-2011), which will feature some of Junoon’s popular old songs as well as some new ones.

According to Salman,

“Shoaib Mansoor who also wrote Dil Dil Pakistan is writing lyrics for Junoon 20th Anniversary Album.”

The album also features a number of special guest artists like Aag, Kominas, Outlandish, Strings, DJ Rekha, Taimur Rahman (Laal), Bilal Khan, Usman Riaz, Zeb and Haniya, Shafqat Amanat Ali and Saieen Zahoor. These artists will be recording their favourite Junoon tunes in their own style, which will be featured on the album.

Other exciting artists for the Junoon 20th anniversary album to be revealed soon.

Salman is also looking forward to collaborate with his old friend and Vital Signs band mate, Junaid Jamshed. He tweeted,

“Got a shout out from South Africa, from my bro, Junaid Jamshed we’re planning on doing something together soon in Pakistan, stay tuned.”