That Ali Zafar is a multi-talented, versatile star has been proven time and again, what with his multi-dimensional film roles or his music. However, this time, Ali has reaffirmed his versatility with his second song for Coke Studio Season 8, ‘Aye Dil’ along with the very talented Sarah Haider.
Tackling old classics and reinventing or remixing them is not an easy task. There are huge expectations. Viewers are looking for something as good as the original, especially when it is one of the most popular tracks to have come out of the local film industry.
Ali has once again bowled over his fans with his rendition of Salim Raza’s 1963 hit, ‘Aye Dil’.
The song has rediscovered Ali with an entirely new and refreshing feel, adding to his already spectacular music portfolio. The vocal range is diverse and the style of music varies, and Ali has tackled all this like a piece of cake and made the rendition effortless, dreamy and mesmerising.
Ali has proved that he can take on anything given to him and make it his own. With his diverse range, he has displayed that he can reinvent a classic and turn it around. And how brilliantly he has done it, retaining the original romantic, classic pop charm of the song.
First ‘Rockstar’ and now ‘Aye Dil’, with both the songs Ali has shown to the world that no matter what kind of music it is — rock, blues, jazz – or whatever voice range it requires, he can mould himself accordingly and produce a chartbuster that will be remembered for long.
‘Aye Dil’ was released in episode 4 of Coke Studio Season 8 last Saturday