Do you remember songs like Sajni, Aadat, Dil Haari, Moray Piya? Didn’t you love these songs in your teenage? Well we all loved these songs. Just try to remember the band name, who made these beautiful songs. It was Jal The Band. Yaad aya ?
Jal is a pop rock band from Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. The band originally consisted of songwriter, vocalist and lead guitarist, Goher Mumtaz and vocalist, Atif Aslam and bass guitarist Omer Nadeem.
Founded in 2002, they first became popular playing in Lahore’s underground music scene with the release of their song “Aadat” in 2013. Aadat became such a hit that Atif Alsam left the band because of some differences with Goher Mumtaz to pursue his solo career.
Later on, Atif Aslam had been seen in bollywood singing blockbuster hit songs like O Saathi(Baghi 2), Tere Sang Yara (Rustom), Jeene Laga hoon ( Ramaiya Vastavaiya) and many more. It was neck to neck competition between Arijit Singh and Atif Aslam for the title of King of Romantic songs. However, due to Pakistan promoting terrorism, Indian Cine Association had banned all pakistani artist in bollywood since Feb, 2020. We haven’t seen Atif in bollywood yet.
Did you ever thought about the Jal band? Are they still a band ? Are they still coming up with awesome hits? Well the answer to all these question is yes. They are not as popular as they were before but believe me there music has not changed even a bit.
Jal recently released a song named ‘Bhanwaray’ on Feb 14, 2020. They have been making songs like Parindey, Tere Baanjon etc over the past few years.
The Coke Studio India has stopped, we have not seen any indo-pak collaboration for good music. It was one of the best way exchange our cultures and promote the traditions. Coke Studio was all about good folk songs and promoting artist. I hope, it start in India again very soon.