Coke Studio releases the first song from Season 14, Tu Jhoom, featuring icons Abida Parveen and Naseebo Lal.
Two years into strange times, vocal powerhouses Abida Parveen and Naseebo Lal are here to confirm what we’ve suspected all along: control is an illusion. In Tu Jhoom, Season Producer Xulfi uses his musical sixth sense to create an atypical pairing, so naturally, it’s borderline insanity it wasn’t done before.
Xulfi’s Sentiments With Tu Jhoom Are Precious
Tu Jhoom is a song as hypnotically nostalgic as it is new. Season Producer & Curator Xulfi defines it as the most honest representation of not only his journey but the collection. He developed the narrative of the song after realizing he needed to own the turmoil within himself, playing the groove on an instrument and humming what would become the chorus on repeat. His mind, like a wheel in motion, needed a day to let the song arrive.
Abida Parveen Shares Her Take On Tu Jhoom
Visually it comes through like a fever dream. It’s hard to say whether Tu Jhoom recalls a painting we once saw of a Mughal scene or is an actual genetic memory passed down from our elders. Zeeshan Parwez’s video vibrates with warmth, with its floor-to-ceiling jaalis, earthy colors, and the romantic courtyard filled with bodies submitting to music. The words molded to perfection by Adnan Dhool are so weighty and wise they feel penned by Abida Ji herself.
Naseebo Lal Expresses Her Feelings For Tu Jhoom
Word on the street is that when the Grande-Dame was presented the song she started leaping on the very first line! Naseebo Lal adds a street-wise edge with bold tonality that holds its own, tapping her Rajasthani roots. When she declares she is content, the authenticity in her voice tells us that she has truly lived the message of the song. Hearing the track is like being in on a secret. Both artists have complex personal journeys and watching them confide, and root for each other feels right.
Listen To Tu Jhoom Now!
Tu Jhoom is more than a song; it’s a declaration. We’re still standing, and we’re smiling through it all. Coke Studio throws the gauntlet down with its true-to-soul season opener. We can wait to listen to the second song from Coke Studio Season 14 will be released on 21st January 2022.