[Pakistan, 25 July 2014]: Popular musician Maha Ali Kazmi, who first made her debut with ‘Nazar’ in 2013, introduces her latest single ‘Jana Nahi’, releasing nationwide on audio and video on Eid-ul-Fitr 2014.
‘Jana Nahi’ portrays love and parting; a bitter end to what could have been beautiful and a harmonious union of hearts; a song in the remembrance of love found, love lost; something that turns the fate around, that leaves a trail of memories, some bitter, some sweet, along the path of dreams of yesterday and yonder, where its video represents a girl in pursuit of love. The concept behind the video is derived from the feeling one gets while awakening from a very pleasant dream. For a few seconds, you are disconnected from the harsh realities of life; and then it dawns upon you that it was just a dream.
Born in Karachi and a self-taught artist, Maha started writing songs at the age of 16 following which she graduated in Finance & Macroeconomics/Management from Monash University, Melbourne – Australia. In 2013, Maha was selected as the backup vocalist for Cornetto Music Icon where she performed alongside artists such as Ali Azmat, Strings and Alamgir to name a few.
With vast musical influences that include Nancy Sinatra, Janis Joplin, John Lennon to Rolling Stones, Simon and Garfunkel and The Smiths name a few, Maha latest single ‘Jana Nahi‘ has been produced by the legendary Shahi Hasan of Vital Signs and features ace-guitarist Asad Ahmed of Awaz and Coke Studio fame. Written and composed by Maha Ali Kazmi, the music video for Jana Nahi has been directed by film-maker and photographer Aania Shah with wardrobe by Adnan Pardesy, hair & make-up by N-Pro and features Usman Malkani as the Director of Photography.
On the launch of Jana Nahi, Maha has said, “This is a special occasion for me. Even though I started writing songs as young as 16 years old, this was my first Urdu song which I composed and wrote myself. I never thought I’d ever pull it off however with support from family and friends this was possible. Jana Nahi is about love and parting; a bitter end to what could have been beautiful and a harmonious union of hearts; a song in the remembrance of love found, love lost; something that turns the fate around, that leaves a trail of memories, some bitter, some sweet, along the path of dreams of yesterday and yonder.”
Catch ‘Jana Nahi’ exclusively on Radio1FM91 from Friday 25th July 2014 and on ARY Musik from Tuesday July 29th 2014.