Local singer, Musician, and Director Chahat Fateh Ali Khan, who recently went viral on social media for his version of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) anthem said that his version of the PSL anthem is better than this year’s official anthem, saying fans liked it even more than the 2020 Aima Baig “Groove Mera”.
While talking to Private Media Channel Chahat Fateh Ali Khan said his “unique style and lyrics” are being appreciated by fans on social media and gaining popularity among the previous anthem, adding that the “people are not even watching the new one”.
The musician released his version of the anthem on 9th February 2023 on Twitter, as fans waited for the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to release the official song.
The song got popular on social media and amused netizens declared it to be the “best song of HBL PSL 8”.
An account called PSL Memes Official thanked the musician for Ye Jo Piara PSL Hai which Khan sings on harmonium and tabla.
Now following the release of the anthem that has Twitter divided, Khan too seems to be among the ranks of those who remain unimpressed by this year’s anthem.
In response to a question on what made his song such a hit with people, Khan said, “I’m not saying the [official] anthem bad, but this song is the same as the others. There’s nothing new or unique about it.
“Our industry is one where audiences are eager to see new innovations and forms.”
Commenting on how “unique” and “easy to memorize”, Chahat Khan said with a delighted smile: “Parents of young kids are calling me up to tell me their children want to speak to me.”
During the interview, Chahat Khan also attributed his success to the Almighty God.
PSL Official Anthem
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on 11 February launched the official Anthem “Sab Sitaray Humaray” for the much-anticipated Mega event of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season 8.
The track is a joint effort of the biggest names in Pakistan’s music industry in their bid to create something beautiful. The anthem has been composed by young Pakistani musician Abdullah Siddiqui and features exceptional music talent including Shae Gill, Asim Azhar, and rapper Faris Shafi.
For the second consecutive year, Abdullah Siddiqui composed the PSL anthem as last year he, along with Atif Aslam and Aima Baig, produced the PSL season 7 anthem named “Agay Dekh”.
The Anthem starts with Coke studio sensation Shae Gill’s vocals followed by the appearance of Asim. Faris added rap flavor to the anthem.
The lyrics are written by Azhar, Shafi, Ali, Raamis, and Siddique.
Remember that The opening ceremony of PSL 8 will be held in Multan on 13 February 202. The first match will be played between 2021 winners Multan Sultans and defending champions Lahore Qalandars; meanwhile, the final will be played on 19th March in Lahore.