Jal Band hails from the Pakistani city of Lahore, Punjab, and they play pop-rock. When translated literally from Sanskrit, the term jal means “water,” but its more general connotation is “pure” or “divine” water. Goher Mumtaz was the band’s original lyricist, singer, and lead guitarist, while Atif Aslam was the original lead singer. It wasn’t until their 2002 release of the underground hit “Aadat” that the band, which formed in Lahore, Pakistan, began to receive widespread attention outside of Pakistan.
Jal’s music is primarily associated with the pop style. Taking cues from Latin-Acoustic Guitar players, they strongly focus on singing and melody. The band writes both appealing and melodic songs because they feel that music is the universal language that can unite people across cultures and continents.
Jal Band Career
In 2003, the band’s music video for the single song “Aadat,” directed by Umer Anwar, was released to widespread critical acclaim and financial success. Despite the single’s success, the band disbanded after lead singer Atif Aslam decided to pursue a solo career due to creative differences with lead guitarist Goher Mumtaz. This prompted Gohar Mumtaz to bring in singer Farhan Saeed and bassist Aamir Sheraz.
In 2004, the band released their debut album, “Aadat,” featuring their new lineup. The album’s record company, Sadaf Stereo, announced that it had been Geo TV’s best-selling album of 2004.
Soon after, in 2007, the band created and released their second studio album, “Boondh,” which quickly became a smash hit across South Asian music charts. With the success of both albums, the band received several accolades.
In 2013, Farhan Saeed, the band’s lead singer, paid tribute to the late Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by recording a rendition of his song “Halka Halka Suroor” and releasing it as a solo single. As soon as the song dropped, speculation began that the singer had broken up with Jal.
Later, in an interview with The Express Tribune, Farhan Saeed confirmed the speculation by revealing that he had quit the band to pursue a solo career. Farhan Saeed told Gohar Mumtaz and Aamir his choice, adding, “I had them all over to the cafe to discuss my intention to leave the band. Goher suggested that I split my time between the band and a solo career, but I’ve always seen it as an either/or situation, with Jal having to take a back seat if I stayed in the band.”
Jal Band Tribute to Pakistani Sports
On March 5, 2011, Jal’s “Uraan,” written by Sabir Zafar and directed by Shahid Hassan, was released as a single and accompanied by a music video. This song was written and performed by LG as a tribute to the Pakistan cricket squad at the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
The International Boxing Championship 2011 official theme song “Dam Hai Tu Samney Aa” was also released by Jal as a music video.
Coke Studio Debut of Jal Band
Coke Studio broadcast a television promo for the premiere episode of season four on May 11, 2011, confirming that Jal would perform a debut in the upcoming season. The premiere episode came on May 2022.
With the classical sufi poetry of Bulleh Shah infused into the band’s song lyrics, Jal played “Ik Aarzu” on the premiere episode of the fourth season of Coke Studio on May 22. The performance also featured backing vocals from Zoe Viccaji and Rachel Viccaji.
The band performed “Panchi” from “Aadat” with vocalist Quratulain Baloch, who covered Mohammad Ali Sheikhi and Allan Fakir’s “Tere Ishq Mae Jo Bhi Doob Gaya” during the third episode of Coke Studio’s fourth season, broadcast on June 19, 2011.
Awards and Achievements of Jal Band
- Best song of the year for “Aadat” by The Musik – 2003
- Best-selling album for “Aadat – 2004 on Geo TV by Mr. Khalid Sadaf
- Best Lyrics, Best Song, and Best Composition Awards by Indus Music Awards – 2005
- MTV Asia Award for Favorite Artist India – 2006
- Best Rock Band by Indus Music Awards – 2006
- Best Album “Boondh” by Lux Style Awards – 2008
- Best Song “Sajni” by Lux Style Awards – 2008
- Best Song “Chalte Chalte” by The Musik Awards – 2008
- Best Ballad song for “Moray Piya” by MTV Asia Awards – 2009
- Best Music Single “Teray Baajon” by HUM Awards – 2016
- Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital has honored them with a special award for their dedication to the cause of cancer research and treatment in Pakistan.
Best Songs of Jal Band
- Sajna – 2015
- Tanhai – 2013
- Ik Arzu – 2013
- Panchi – 2011
- Sajni – 2007
- Mahia – 2007
- Moray Piya – 2007
- Chalte Chalte – 2007
- Ik Din Aye Ga – 2005
- Teri Yaad – 2004
- Aadat – 2004
- Bikhra Hoon Main – 2004
- Dil Haray Pukaray – 2004
- Rangon Mein – 2004
- Har Jagah Hai Jal – 2004
- Lamhay – 2004
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