Mirage, regarded as one of the most talented emerging pop-rock band from Pakistan, was formed by Saad Hayat, Hasan Mahmud, and Rehan Nazim in 2003 with Bradley D’Souza joining the ensemble in 2013. Mirage just released Pakistan’s first mashup music video to celebrate the New Year!
A Chota Setup Bara Sound production, the mashup has been produced, mixed, and arranged by Saad Hayat and pairs up Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5, Bang Bang from the movie Bang Bang as sung by Benny Dayal with music from Vishal-Shekhar’ and Get Lucky by Daft Punk feat. Pharrel Williams into a singular edit of all 3 songs.
The track features Rehan Nazim on vocals, Bradley D’Souza on both guitars and bass, and Saad Hayat on keyboards. Speaking about the release of their latest single, Saad, Rehan and Bradley have said,
“We were just sitting in the studio one fine evening and thought of covering something upbeat, something different and something fun – and this mashup was produced! The audio took us approximately 8 hours from the raw idea to its mastering, and the video shoot from start till its upload took us about 8 hours in total. So in a way that’s a day’s product right there for you! We had an amazing time recording this live at our studio.”
The mashup music video is jointly directed by Saad Hayat and M. Arsalan Khan [Ful Frame Studios], who is also the D.O.P for the video, with styling by Abdul Rafay and wardrobe by Ahsan Hayat.
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This is not just the end for Mirage, though its the end of the year, but the band has lots in store for next year. In 2016, they will be releasing a music video for Pyar Hua, a single from their upcoming second album, which will also be released the same year. This will be followed by two more music video releases for Pagli and Bhoolay, both also from the band’s second album.
Mirage has also started working on their third album which will feature a completely new sound with a more funk rock, upbeat, loud and fun direction.