A journey of young rebellion and a path


Music is, no doubt, the food for soul, and our waning social soul that is suffering from terrorism, poverty and other crises, is in dire need of it. The city of Karachi, despite being in grip of ethno-political rifts and strikes during last week, sustained its auspicious image with scattered activities of music, theatre, comedy programmes and fashion gatherings. In one such vibrant ceremony, musician Faiza Mujahid announced the release of her song “Meri Zindagi”.
Written and composed by young Faiza herself, “Meri Zindagi” is perhaps a coming-of-age song for the musician and somewhat introspectively, talks to the youth, more specifically girls, to be more independent and take control of their lives – a vision driven from the musician’s own personal experiences and journey of young rebellion, having constantly clashed with tradition and expectations, carving out a path for herself.
Her video for ‘‘Meri Zindagi” sees the musician in a new avatar and has been shot in high definition, conceptualised and directed by Armughan Hassan, featuring artist and drummer Mehreen Murtaza and Asma Lakhwaira on guitars. On the release of her single, Faiza said, “Taking a musical hiatus after Bandeya Ho and Kahan Houn Mein ended up being important for me as it gave me time and hopefully a pinch of maturity to explore my musical direction – with the release of ‘Meri Zindagi’, I feel I have had a chance to express my hopes, desires and frustrations as I experienced them. My music has always been inspired by my own understandings of the world as it is and Meri Zindagi is no different – if anything, I hope that in its own way the song it is able to reach out to the current generation of young girls to encourage them to stand up for themselves positively.”
In addition to “Meri Zindagi”, Faiza will also soon be heard on the soundtrack of Shoaib Mansoor’s next feature film, the much anticipated Bol, alongside Atif Aslam and Hadiqa Kiyani for their collaborative song “Hona Tha Pyar.”