Coke Studio season 9 is off to an explosive start, the first episode is full of amazing music and amazing vocals. Although it is way too early to compare it to the super hit season 8, but I gotta admit from the first episode its looking pretty good. lets have a look at the songs in the first episode of season 9. and this not at all the ranking of the songs, I am just typing as they come in to mind.
Sung by Naseebo Lal, and Umer jaswal and music is directed by Shiraz Uppal. this one is a coke studio version of an old folk song.
music is what Coke studio is known for and they have done it again with this song. Naseebo Lal's part was the almost the same as the original song, and it couldn't have been a problem for an experienced singer like her, and she did good for her part, what was the deciding pat for me was Umair Jaswal's part and to be honest at first I was kind of disappointed but then he sang the "HOYA KI HAAL MERA, RAB JANDA" and I was sold, he nailed it perfectly, and after that he was amazing. plus the Studio's music specially the drums with that part is fantastic. and overall it was a good song.
2- Aaja Re Moray Saiyaan, Zeb Bangash
Sung by Zeb Bangash with supporting vocals and directed by Noori, it's on original song by Ali hamza from Noori. The song has a hindi touch to it and I must say when blended with coke studio's music it sounds really good. Zeb's voice like always is sweet and touching, and she did an amazing job with this song. the music is really good and complements the song perfectly.
overall for me this one was really good.