Here we are again with another Friday with another episode of coke studio. After second episode of coke studio people were disappointed with the performances and commented that it was not up to the standard of coke studio. This episode had one solo performance by Abida Parveen (finally) and three collaborations song which features Shiraz Upal, Mehwish Hayat, Zeb Bangash, Faakhir Mehmood, Ahmed Jahanzaib And Umair Jaswal.

Tu Hi Tu:

Tu hi tu is a romantic love ballad written by Shakeel Sohail which touches your heart with it’s beautiful composition and the soothing voices of Shiraz Upal and Mehwish Hayat. As a matter of fact people were expecting Mehwish Hayat to be a disappointment but she proved that she’s multi-talented and sing a song with which you can fall in love. As their debut song in coke studio both singers proved that they are worthy of coke studios stage.

Mehwish Hayat & Shiraz Uppal

Dilruba Na Raazi:

Dil-ruba nah raażi (my sweetheart is not returning to me) is inspired by Pashto folk tune combined with catchy melody. It is a remake of a Pashto song of same name. This song kept the original essence to itself Faakhir reforms it in a festive romantic song. Zeb Bangash effortlessly sings her part with her sweet voice and Faakhir part is also good but it seems like he is trying hard on Pashto part. This song has a mixed up review however I feel it is a good song to listen.

Zeb Bangash & Faakhir Mehmood

Khaki Banda:

After the release of khaki Banda people just could not stop themselves from praising this song. The highlight of this song is Ahmed Jahanzaib and this song is his debut song in coke studio. Khaki Banda is a Sufi song written by Shuja Haider and presented by Umair Jaswal and Ahmed Jahanzaib with their amazing voices. This song has kept no limits and we have to say this is the first collaboration of different genres that worked pitch perfect. Khaki Banda is definitely amazing because of its lyrics, composition and singers.

Ahmed Jahanzeb & Umair Jaswal

Maula-e-kull:

Yes, finally the time came we all were waiting for, a solo performance by Abida Parveen. Maula-e-kull is not a song but a prayer that touch your soul, written by Sabir Zafar. The music behind is kept minimal to give Abida Parveen some space to be herself. The track leads to  “Haidari-am” – the poetry of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar which was included by Abida Parveen by herself and she also composed this part. It would not be wrong to say episode 3 is stolen by Abida Parveen.

Abida Parveen

Review: Coke Studio Season 9 Episode 3
Tu Hi Tu
Dilruba Na Raazi
Khaki Banda
Maula-e-kull
3.7Overall Score