MAHA’s Ali Kazmi ‘Nazar’

[Pakistan, Monday, 5th August’ 2013]: MAHA may be considered a new entrant into the Pakistani music scene, however she has been singing since a very early age. She performed at her first gig with a friend’s band at the age of 16 at the PACC in Karachi. They covered songs from bands such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Metallica and many more. MAHA also worked and recorded a song with Aamir Zaki called Face the Music. It is an English song written and composed by MAHA [not released].

More recently however, MAHA after auditioning at Shahi Hassan’s Studio, was selected to sing back-up vocals as part of the house band for the popular show Cornetto Music Icons, which was aired on ARY Digital. The show featured a number of big stars, namely, Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Ali Azmat, Strings and many more. This truly marked the beginning of MAHA’s music career, which promises to be a long and successful one, owing to her distinct and almost hypnotic voice.

MAHA has kept busy during the hot summer months by working on the release of her first single, ‘Nazar’. With Farhad Humayun and Sheraz Siddiq producing the song, MAHA is ready to release this beautiful single, which speaks of broken love and how life is an unpredictable game of chess – something the majority of people can relate to. The song itself is a power ballad that crescendos and decrescendos seamlessly which gives you a kind of rush and releases positive energy in you that makes you want to listen to it over and over again.

The video for Nazar, which has been directed by Farhad Humayun and shot by Sabeeh Khan at Riot Studios, portrays what is typically expected from a girl in a relationship, especially in our society – she dresses up and brings the man tea, but it is not enough for him. The cut up fruit to be shown in the song’s official video represents wounds inflicted on the girl, from emotionally opening herself up to a man and placing all her feelings on a tray for him. The man however, isn’t there for her. It is a song about heartache and parting. The theme was conceptualized by Farhad himself which he executed with meticulous care and with an eye for detail. The video itself attests to Farhad’s genius as a Music director.  The lyrics for Nazar’ are written by Haroon Shahid of Symt.

MAHA will be releasing the much anticipated ‘Nazar’ in August 2013, soon after Eid. Keep your ears tuned for a fresh, new and completely unexpected female voice, singing beautiful songs with deep lyrics. Commenting on what can be expected from her following the release of Nazar, MAHA said: “Another follow up single – however I’d like to keep it a surprise.