Meesha’s flamboyant tackle capitalism

Meesha Shafi dropped a brand new single starring Eman Suleman, Zara Peerzada, Abdullah Siddiqui, Rubab Ali, Hashim Ali and Swineryy.

The Aaya Lariye crooner revealed the chromatic fusion of desi and western for her new enjoyable observe, Sizzling Mango Chutney Sauce. Identified for her knack for considering outdoors the field, Meesha is again with one more groovy observe that we can’t get sufficient of!

Whereas the temper of the tune is joyful, it cleverly employs irony and sarcasm to query an unlucky but comedian side of city Pakistani society: the rampant obsession with consumerism and the shortcoming to know ourselves past the facade of “wealth” or “success” we put up in social settings. The South Asian artist celebrates her roots and explores why we specific our identities by buying and flaunting materials possessions, as a substitute of nurturing our values and vocalising ideas we consider in.

“The concept of scripting this tune got here out of a interval of reflection on the rat race we regularly discover ourselves in, the place a lot of the main target is on what individuals personal as a substitute of who they’re. It’s a pitfall that’s significantly onerous to keep away from in an business actually known as showbiz, so coming to this realisation has been fascinating,” Meesha stated in a press release. 

Mixing English, Urdu and Punjabi, she speaks colloquially and playfully integrates quintessentially Pakistani idioms and tongue twisters in her lyrics. “In the end, the tune pokes enjoyable at our collective identification disaster, which is just worsened by our colonial hangover as many people have begun to understand. Even throughout the race, we’ve come to connect the next worth to features of popular culture that don’t have any roots in Pakistan or the broader South Asian group. So, whether or not it was cultural references within the lyrics or the visible translation of the observe right into a music video, I aspired to create one thing uniquely us – desi and proud”, stated the songstress.

The music video begins with the well-known singer rapping the favored tongue tornado, Chandu Ke Chacha. The set has an enormous mango truck with flashing rave lights parked close to a Dhaba additionally tuned with the disco scene. Normally, such areas are likely to have a fairly boring vibe to them, however this video makes the house regal with its props and flamboyant equipment. With bright-colored eyeshadows, pearl embedded blouses, maang tikas, popping parandas and embroidered denim coats, the entire video has a sure look to it.

Complementing the groovy hip-hop beat and its acquainted phrases and sassy tone, the tune performs on the notion of capitalism within the nation. Meesha’s tune additionally marks a debut for a budding Instagram account, Swineryy, and it’s a hit amongst the lots. It’s a savage transfer by the manufacturing. Her sarcastic mimicry of the high-end tradition of the Pakistani elite doesn’t really feel like an added narration in any respect. It blends in with the music and we’re all residing for it.

There are such particulars within the video that actually brings out the hyper desi belonging on this very pop video. There’s a continuing cross between the previous and the current. There’s a stitching machine subsequent to the very old-style tv set which shows the communication from Meesha and Swineryy.

The mango season has already come to an finish, however now we’ll at all times have our Sizzling Mango Chutney Sauce.

Have one thing so as to add to the story? Share it within the feedback under. 

Leave a Comment