The iconic pop-rock band of Pakistan, Strings, that kept us, millennial music lovers, high on adrenaline with its songs for more than three decades has officially parted ways.
Strings announced the end of its musical journey in a post on Thursday, leaving their fans heartbroken.
“Hey guys. This post is a bit different from the usual. We have decided that today, 25/03/2021, is the day we graciously get to conclude STRINGS,” the band stated.
So, to bid Strings (comprising of Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood) a farewell, and to thank them for all the amazing memories, we have compiled a list of seven of the best songs by the band.
Probably one of the most loved songs by Strings. We literally grew up listening to this. Duur hits differently every time you listen to it. The impactful lyrics and powerful vocals by Kapadia make it magical.
2. Sarr Kiye Yeh Pahaar
Originally released in 1992, this song was re-released in 2000 as part of the album Duur. And… hogaya tha is say pyaaaaar, almost instantly, IYKWIM!
Dhaani was Strings’ fourth studio album released on Columbia Records. The album had a single titled Najane Kyun which was featured as a soundtrack for the Hollywood film Spider-Man 2 in 2004. With this album, they became the first Pakistani band to ever sing in an international film.
This song is pure bliss though! Strings was, in true essence, a revolutionary band. They didn’t stop growing ever. From lyrics to videos, everything was so creative about the two of them.
4. Mera Bichra Yaar
One song to fix all your blues! Mera Bichraa Yaar is from album Dhaani released in 2003.
Another version of it was released by Strings featuring Zoe Viccaji and that one was equally beautiful too.
33 years is a lifetime worth of songs. It is so difficult to pick and choose a few of them.
Na na na meri soniye brings back so many wonderful childhood memories of days we didn’t have a care in the world!
PS. the video is hilarious, you have to watch it as well.
Anjaane’s perfectly executed video is quite unforgettable. This song reminds you of an era of ‘PTV,’ when everything had a particular time to broadcast, be it a show, music, or cartoons.
7. Chaaye Chaaye
Directed by Jami, Chaaye Chaaye from the album Dhaani had some oh-so-subtle confessions in it. Only Strings could pull off something like this.
Lastly, we would like to thank them for what they have given us; it is a treasure trove that us fans will always cherish.