When My Love for Noori Melted like a Cornetto in a Lahore Summer
The people, who know me, know that I’m an unabashed Noori fan! Whereas, Junoon defined my prepubescent years, Noori’s music was the soundtrack of my awkward teenage years, and I loved even the not-so-great songs of theirs. Then, Noori had a Maza-Zindagee-Ka moment the other day when they sang for an icecream company!
Noori and Cornetto! No way! I banished Call from my good books when they did a similar gig for Cornetto last year, with that horrible bubblegum Ho Janay De. I can’t do this to Noori! It’s a huge shift for the brothers who are going more “mainstream”, which apparently means to make “accessible” music, which probably means that we should expect a duet with Naseebo Lal (Come to think of it, that might not be a bad idea). What concerns me about this development is how will it affect the band’s music, especially after the teaser they gave all of us, in the second season of Coke Studio. It means my plans to learn to play guitar and head a tribute band, called Noori Nut (yes, a Maula Jatt reference!), are suspended.
However, the song is freaking Catchy! Noori doesn’t do catchy. This is so wrong. But the freaking song is freaking catchy.
However, Man-crush Alert!
How Ali Hamza evolved over the years. From the boy-next-door-look, to the Jesus-look, and now to a sexy-rockstar-I-will-eat-you-like-a-cornetto look.
Perhaps, this is something they need to get themselves financially secure, which would eventually lead to more artistic freedom. I’m still a huge fan! Can’t wait for the upcoming Gulbaqoli!
Noor: “After all these years, how did I end up doing this?”
Also, another video, this week, is by the “Ganderi” boys Symt, with a glam-rock-pop music video, but with what style yaar!
P.S. Sorry for the bad video captures on this post. My photo editing software went kaboom, which also made me abort more daring posts.
Update 1: Just realised that, Junaid Khan (Call) has a classic Paedosmile