The ideology behind Taher Shah’s latest song (yes, he has one)
Pakistani singer Taher Shah bombarded our Facebook and Twitter timelines ever since he released his second song Angel last Friday, and we had our share of fun by unleashing him on to unsuspecting friends not-too-well-liked people.music Updated: Apr 12, 2016 22:19 IST
Pakistani singer Taher Shah bombarded our Facebook and Twitter timelines ever since he released his second song Angel last Friday, and we had our share of fun by unleashing him on to unsuspecting friends not-too-well-liked people.
His original video has had over 1 million hits over the weekend and has flooded social media with countless memes, trolls and reviews. We saw this coming, as Shah is not new to getting viral on the internet. He has done it before with his maiden song Eye to Eye and can repeat it whenever he decides to release another, for being sensational seems to come naturally, almost organically to him. It looks fairly easy too: all it takes is shoddy grammar, some words thrown randomly together without rhyme or reason, absurd costumes, some lalalalalala and Taher Shah with his gorgeous flowing hair in every frame.
What is new and totally unexpected is to find out that there could be an ideology behind this song, or any other song that has Taher Shah even remotely associated with it. As it turns out, there is, and the Pakistani singer has taken the effort to make it known to the world through his blog (just when you thought he had surprised you enough).
“Since ‘Angel’ like love is truly life’s actual meaning and beauty, with this in mind I created poetry and wrote this song ‘Angel,” he says in the opening paragraph of his explanation that seems to go on and on, and on.
With this, he has truly and irrevocably shattered my secret belief (and that of several others) that his songs are the outcome of strange dares given to him by stranger friends or of psychedelic substances. I stand corrected. They are, in fact, the results of the conscientious efforts of an insanely talented man.
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First Published: Apr 12, 2016 16:27 IST