The first episode of Coke Studio 2020 will feature Meesha Shafi, Fariha Pervez, Sanam Marvi, Sehar Gul Khan, Wajiha Naqvi, Zara Madani, Mehdi Maloof, and Ali Noor.
On 1 st December 2020, Coca-Cola Company Pakistan released
song promos for the first episode. The premiering episode will feature three songs performed by a mix of emerging artists and industry veterans.
In concurrence with rest of the season, the episode will showcase all original songs!
It includes an all- female anthem on women’s empowerment, Na Tutteya Ve featuring Meesha Shafi, Fariha Pervez, Sehar Gul Khan, Sanam Marvi, Wajiha Naqvi, and Zara Madani.
The first time ever in Coke Studio history, all the female artists of the season will be singing together, although each artist was recorded separately.
The episode features two more original tracks including, Dil Khirki, written and composed by the emerging indie artist. Also, CS debutant, Mehdi Maloof, and Jaag Rahi featuring veteran artists Fariha Pervez and Ali Noor in classical thumri.
Coke Studio 2020 also marks the return of the houseband.
With Asad Ahmed on electric guitar, Kamran ‘Mannu’ Zafar will be on bass. Babar Khanna on eastern percussions, Shehroze Hussain on sitar, Nawazish Nasri on rubab, and Abier ‘Veeru’ Shaan on percussions. An international artist, Volkan Öktem, has also joined the houseband this season featuring on drums. Finally, Coke Studio 2020 also features Nimra Rafiq, Wajiha Naqvi, Kumail Jaffery, Shahab Hussain, and Zara Madani on backing vocals.
This season’s produced by Rohail Hyatt, was administered under a careful management and maintenance of COVID-19 SOPs. It results in both singers and musicians being recorded separately.
It’s committed to releasing a season as an opportunity to keep hope alive amidst difficult times. Especially keeping in mind the artist and musician community that has suffered the most due to COVID-19.
Coke Studio 2020’s first episode is going to on air on December 4th , 2020.
Watch the trailer here:
This article is the collaboration effort of several members of Team FUCHSIA.