Justin Bibis make new World Cup anthem a hit in Pak

  • ANI, Karachi
  • Updated: Mar 19, 2015 20:16 IST

Canadian singer Justin Bieber's hit song Baby was not only his claim to fame but also helped Pakistan's Justin Bibis rise to fame overnight with the rendition of the song that became bigger than the nation's official World Cup anthem.

With cricket fever in the air, the duo was roped in to sing a version of this year's anthem, Phir Se Game Uthadein, inspired by Matt Slogett and Kasey Carlone's famed 1992 hit, Who Rules The World.

The new video's director, Adnan Malik, said that when he first saw the video of the girls on Facebook, he knew instantly that he wanted to find them, The Dawn reported.

The Justin Bibis were in competition with the original World Cup anthem released recently, which featured a star-studded lineup.

However, that song, which featured the likes of Atif Aslam, Faisal Kapadia, Asrar and Jimmy Khan on the vocals, and includes celebrities like Aamina Sheikh, Adnan Siddiqui and Adnan Malik among others, fell kind of flat.

With the Justin Bibis coming to the rescue, this new version has the punch the first version was missing and is closer to home.

The video begins with the girls singing Baby and then transitions into Who Rules The World. The track features the girls in the limelight, followed by a qawalli inspired rendition of 'khail ka hai sama, josh mein hai jahan' for an interesting fusion that resonates well with the Pakistani audience.

The video's director, Adnan Malik said that working with them was a great experience, adding that it's a home-grown talent, which their mother has nurtured very well, insisting that without any formal training, both sisters are extremely in tune.

The one minute 18 seconds long video features shots of the Badshahi Mosque, dancing horses and Lahore's pehelwaans, among other things to showcase the best of what Lahore has to offer, the report added.

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