KARACHI: Faisal Kapadia and Bilal Maqsood on Sunday bid farewell to Coke Studio after being a part of the critically acclaimed show for four years.
They announced this on a Facebook post on Sunday, stating, “Coke Studio Season 10 will be the last season produced by Strings. It has been a fantastic journey for us over the course of four seasons and we are grateful to have had the opportunity to learn and share our work with all of you.”
Strings took over the show in 2014 following the departure of the initial producers Rohail Hyatt, Shahzad Hasan and Rizwan-ul-Haq (Vital Signs) in 2013.
People, however, had a lot to say on this matter and not everything was positive.
— Oliyab Tinky (@OliyabTinky) October 29, 2017
Strings say goodbye to Coke Studio. Who will serenade us now? https://t.co/YX47K7DqZ1
— Muniba Kamal (@MunibaKamal) October 29, 2017
Was busy all day at Gaddafi and missed the news that strings leave Coke Studio. Ok then its a time bring Rohail back like Cricket at home?
— Abdul Ghaffar (@GhaffarDawnNews) October 29, 2017
New Version : Coke Studio with No Strings Attached
— بابا جیون ™ (@Farrukh_Shahzad) October 29, 2017
Strings just announced their departure from Coke Studio. Hope this means they will be making music for themselves now. Craving originals.
— The Style Supplement (@Usama_Hamayun) October 29, 2017
— سلمان خٹک (@salmankhatak) October 29, 2017
Ok strings are leaving Coke Studio and i am scared who’s gonna do it now omg what is gonna happen to coke studio now!!?????
— Warda Asif (@its_warda) October 29, 2017
What a day for Pakistan. Srilankan team back after 8 years and strings announcing they are leaving coke studio! #PakistanZindabad
— Hassan Cheema (@Gotoxytop1) October 29, 2017
However, not all is lost since the band presumably has other things planned for the fans.
“2018 will mark 30 years of Strings and we are super excited to celebrate with all of you so stay tuned for more updates as we embark on yet another exciting chapter in our musical journey!” the Facebook post concluded.