Bilal Maqsood’s Debut Single ‘Naya Naya’ Is Coming Very Soon – Music
Musician Bilal Maqsood finally releases his debut single “Naya Naya” and it is out ahead of schedule. Although the entire fanbase was crushed when Strings called him last year, we welcome all of Maqsood’s musical endeavors with open arms.
The singer has posted a poster for his song which appears to be excerpts from a music video – at least we hope there’s a music video, fingers crossed! — and captioned it, “First single ‘Naya Naya’ coming very, very soon!”
Looks like we’re not the only ones getting excited about the “very very”. Actor Ushna Shah expressed his happiness over the news in the comments section.
Someone even called the update “advancing Eidi”. Maqsood shared it on his Instagram story.
Strings’ 33-year journey came to an end in March last year and co-founder Faisal Kapadia decided to step in and explain why they decided to part ways with a band that sparkled with greatness until at the very end. In an interview in July 2021, he explained why it was time to move on.
“You really don’t want to end it because it’s your thing, and especially after the 30 album, things were going well. Strings that we were playing on the biggest platforms, doing the biggest shows and everything,” he explained. “But it was precisely at a time like this that we had to make that decision, cut the cord . Otherwise we [would] start to descend gradually, it is an automatic process in itself. When you want to cherish it, you cherish it to a climax.”
The days of Maqsood making stage appearances with his bandmates may be over, but he still has a lot to show the world. Last month, he released eight original Urdu nursery rhymes, written and composed by him and accompanied by lovely animations. He said his only goal is to provide Pakistani children with quality Urdu content.
Maqsood’s journey as a solo artist has led him to explore new avenues. He sang covers of songs on his piano at home and posted them on Instagram. He took on the role of music producer and ran a groovy, groovy Soundstation. He revamped the jingle of a well-known tea advertisement and most recently collaborated with SomeWhatSuper for Pakistan Super League franchise, Quetta Gladiators. All of this he did with his upcoming songs in the pipeline.
In an interview with ICON earlier this year, he revealed what the music he was working on would sound like: “The new songs I’ve been working on are all uplifting, lighthearted, desi pop.” He revealed that he was also preparing for live performances. “I’m also preparing my live band and getting ready to go on stage, alone, for the very first time. I don’t know when that will be though.
Kapadia spoke to Pictures more recently and said he never thought he would have a solo musical journey, but now that he’s in it, it’s very exciting. He expressed a desire to learn more and go through an “organic” reinvention. “The phase of my life where I am now, getting a hit song or gaining popularity is no longer a priority. The priority is to improve my ‘musician-ship’. I want to try new things. I want to do new musical experiences. I want to work with new people. Every project and every new thing that I try is going to take a lot of learning, so that’s the exciting part for me right now,” he said. .
And it looks like Kapadia followed through on her desire to explore new territory by landing a song in Coke Studio season 14, alongside rap artists Talha Anjum and Talhah Yunus of Young Stunners. Their collaboration was for the song ‘Phir Milenge’ which was just the right mix of groovy and emotional. Interestingly, it was Coke Studio that made Kapadia consider a solo career.
“I never thought I would have a solo career until I got a call from Xulfi to do a song for Coke Studio,” he said. “I tried to convince myself after that. I said to Xulfi: ‘You know that Strings has been a part of my life for over 33 years and mein toh sochta hee nai hun key mein kuch hun [I don’t even think I’m something on my own]. Without Strings, I don’t even want to consider anything”. I kept talking to him and he was like ‘you should do it, it’s important’. We talked generally about the music and its philosophy, and I shared mine and I think in this case, that call made me realize that I had to make music again, not for the fame or the money or whatever, no, but for the sake of learning.”
Although the two artists have gone their separate ways, they seem to be headed in directions filled with surprises for their fans and adventures for themselves, so we can’t help but accept the end of an era where the breakup of the group was. Plus, Strings will live on forever – through their music and through the undying love of their fans.