Eid just got even more exciting with Ali Zafar’s mind-blowing masterpiece “HUSN”. The songs is a mind-blowing blend of love and spirituality.
Directed by Zafar himself, the extraordinary creation showcases breathtaking cinematic landscapes meticulously captured by talented cameraman Abu Bakar Siddique.
The unveiling of “Husn” comes as a delightful surprise, offering an epic musical experience that transcends boundaries and immerses listeners in a profound exploration of both divine and human love.
The genesis of “Husn” can be traced back almost a decade when Ali Zafar composed the tune for the sufi music festival, Jahan-e-Khusrau, in New Delhi, India. Zafar’s rendition of “Husn” showcases flawless sargams and alaaps in the qawwali portion. The song gradually builds up to a crescendo, enveloping listeners in a trance-like state and leaving a lasting impact.
One of the most remarkable aspects of “Husn” is its celebration of traditional Eastern instruments amidst a music landscape often dominated by Western influences in contemporary arrangements. The song beautifully highlights the magical and everlasting qualities of our rich musical heritage.
Ali Zafar shared the music video with his fans, expressing that “HUSN” is more than just a song to him; it encapsulates his spiritual journey to grasp the very essence of love.
He said that the melody first whispered to him nearly a decade ago, just before his performance at Jahan-e-Khusrau, when esteemed Muzaffar Ali Sahab presented him with exquisite couplets by Hazrat Amir Khusrau. However, it took four more years for the arrangement and recording to manifest in the studio, as it resided deep within his soul. Even then, he faced years of struggle conceptualizing and visually portraying such a profound theme.
Yet, a few weeks ago, while en route to Turkey, Zafar made the decision to follow his intuition and capture what unfolded as a spontaneous improvisation. He believed that the song, which had been brewing within him for years, had to be brought to life.
Zafar believes that the most powerful form of art is one that takes you on a transformative journey of both pain and pleasure throughout its creation, and remains open to individual interpretation upon completion.
His utmost desire is for “HUSN” to enable listeners to transcend and discover their own personal understanding of love through a profound experience of listening and viewing.