Wasi Shah’s lyrics stand out in Asrar’s ‘Ishq Hawa Mein’

After a mesmerizing performance in Coke Studio he returns with a light hearted single
Published 27 May, 2015 06:05pm

The addictive and catchy song grows on me the moment I played it. For me the highlight of the song is its fascinating lyrics. Modern age favorite poet Wasi Shah is at his desi best in presenting the feelings of love in its original form which is not limited to two individuals rather it’s evident in everything we see around us – from awaz of sureli chakki, heer kay gajra to darya ka pani. Kudos to Shah for taking us on a journey to rural and real Pakistan through his picturesque words.

Nonetheless, it’s the crooner who with his earthy high-pitch vocals has taken the song to the next level and the marvelous musical composition also complemented it well.

Music composer J. Ali in BTS of ‘Ishq Hawa Main’ revealed he incorporated some great sound effects like table tick and glass smash in the song.

The video is a bit less attractive – it opens up with shirtless Asrar looking through a window and a pair of high heels lying on the floor. But in reality it lacks the glamour quotient as it shows a glimpse of a girl in the very last clip of the video. Through most of the song Asrar is roaming around the city on the road sides and bridges.