Burger Syndrome: Couple of Gora-Wannabe Pakistani Acts
These are two songs I really don’t know what to think about. A part of me say both of these are rubbish, but then I keep going back to them for a listen.
The first one is by that Adil Omar guy, doing his rap thing (By the way, not a big fan of rap, normally). However there’s a traditional Pakistani truck in the video which acts as a background as well (which I thought was brilliant). Also there’s a shout out to the Bloodhound Gang’s The Roof is On Fire!!
I think the video/artist/director are self-aware about how the rap culture might play out in a local context, but it still looks awkward!
The other one is by someone new, I think, Faraz Haider. The reason I’m not sure about this song is that it sounds like a walaitee song with some mediocre Urdu lyrics thrown in it. However, I am succumbing to heavy guitar riffs and shrieks which swoon my impressionable little naive self every time.
But we all can agree on one thing: We Are Family‘s version of Jailhouse Rock is an abomination!