Atif Aslam: Sad, emotional songs come easily to me

Atif Aslam interview

His music is all heart and soul and that is what has got Atif Aslam millions of fans
and love globally. The singer, who has given many hits in the Hindi
film industry, and is known for his soulful renditions, is also looking forward to acting in movies, provided he gets
‘intense and meaningful’ roles. He talks to us about his new song in ‘Loveshhuda’ and more.
Excerpts from the

How did the song ‘Mar Jaayen’ from the movie ‘Loveshhuda’

I wanted to work with Mithoon since a long time. Actually, around
eight years ago, we had worked together on my
album ‘Kuch Iss Tarah’. This time, it was the label that brought us
together and it was great working with him once again. He can
captivate and adapt emotions in songs. He knows the kind of singers he wants. At that point of time, since it was for my album, it was different — there
was no situation
involved, there was no character to think about — it was straight from the heart. When you sing for a film, you have
to keep the character in mind and there are so
many creative people around you, who you
have to think of.

What was the brief for this song?

Mithoon just told me, ‘Sing from your soul’ and that is what I did. There was no other brief. I didn’t know the story and we recorded the song in just about two hours.

Are you always so quick with recordings?

Actually it depends on the song — if it is
emotional, moody or sad, it works out better for me. This track was an emotional one and so, I finished doing it quickly.

So, you are more comfortable with melancholic

I am comfortable doing both kinds of songs — sad as well as peppy. It is just that for a happy song you need to gear yourself up. You can try different styles and experiment with it or sing it in many ways — that is the reason it takes longer to record such numbers. Sad,
emotional songs come easily to me.

What do you have to say about this song?

I really like the hook line, ‘Tujhse juda hone ka tasavur, ek gunah sa lagta hai’. Both lyrically and composition wise, this song has a very big stage hook to it. There are so many minor notes happening in ‘Khwab mein bhi jo dekhle ye, Raat ki neendein ud jaaye,’ which is beautiful. This is one of the reasons I wanted to sing this number. I know that I still have to sing that ‘one best song’ of my life but this one definitely comes close.

How important are lyrics for a song to be a hit?

For me, the lyrics are the most important part of any song. Unless
the listener is
connected to the
words, he won’t get the vibe and it won’t be a hit. The lyrics have to
touch the listener and they should be able to relate to it – the heartbreaks, emotions and happiness have to
be relatable. Listeners should feel, ‘Arre this
song is about me, this is what had happened with me’.

What are you
working on these

I am working on singles and am planning to go
back to my roots. I
have recorded a couple of songs and will do a few more. My recent shows in Singapore and
Malaysia were
unbelievable. I never expected that kind of warmth from the

Your favourite music director and singer?

AR Rahman is at the top of my list. I really love him. He has produced amazing songs. I also like Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy.
And I feel Sonu Nigam is one of the greatest
playback singers of all times. I revere S P
Many playback singers have faced the camera as actors and also turned directors.

What are your plans?

I think main pehle ek kaam theek tarah se kar loon… I had debuted
with Shoaib Mansoor’s ‘Bol’. It was critically
acclaimed. Post that, I have not got the right kind of script. I would love to act. I am looking for something that intrigues and interests me. I don’t know why
but people feel that I don’t want to act — but that’s not true. I am looking for an intense story.

Couresty: The Times of India

Atif Aslam – Dil Kare – Ho Mann Jahaan – [Listen/Mp3 Download & Lyrics]


Its here the Atif Aslam’s brand new track “Dil Kare” from the Pakistani movie “Ho Mann Jahaan”.

Don’t forget to share it! & Enjoy it:)



Neend gayi chain gaya
Saawan bin rain gaya
Main jaanu kya hai ye raaz
Main naate tod aaya
Yaar kahin chhod aaya
Bin sargam jaise hon saaz
Neend gayi chain gaya
Saawan bin rain gaya
Main jaanu kya hai ye raaz
Par dil kare to kya kare
Par dil kare to kya (x2)
Mere dil ki raahein
Yun gumsum veeraan hain
Jaise hon ye bhi naaraaz
Dil unko yaad kare
Raatein barbaad kare
Par keh na paaye ye raaz
Mann kare bhulaa dun gile
Na rahein shiqve gile
Tujh ko doon aise
Par dil karay to kya karay
Par dil karay to kya (x2)
Thay jin se dil ke
Kyun ban gaye wo
Par dil kare to kya kare
Par dil kare to kya (x3)

Mar Jaayen – Atif Aslam – LoveShhuda [Listen/Mp3 Download & Lyrics]

Song: Mar Jaayen
Singer: Atif Aslam
Movie: LoveShhuda
Cast: Girish Kumar, Navneet Singh Dhillon
Lyricist by: Saeed Quadri
Music Director: Mithoon
Directed by: Vaibhav Misra
Produced by: Vijay Gilani



Har lamha dekhne ko
Tujhe intezaar karna
Tujhe yaad karke aksar
Raaton mein roz jagna
Badla hua hai kuch toh
Dil inn dino ye apna
Kaash woh pal paida hi na ho Jis pal mein nazar tu na aaye..
Kaash woh pal paida hi na ho Jis pal mein nazar tu na aaye..
Gar kahin aisa pal ho Toh iss pal mein mar jaayen Mar jaayen… mar jaayen Mar jaayen.. o… mar jaayen
Tujhse judaa hone ka
Tassavur ek guanaah sa lagta hai Jab aata hai bheed mein aksar Mujhko tanha karta hai Khawab mein bhi jo dekh le ye
Raat ki neendein udd jaayen Mar jaayen… mar jaayen Mar jaayen.. o… mar jaayen (x2)

Watch video song below:

Kadi Aao Ni – Atif Aslam & Mai Dhai – Coke Studio Season 8 Episode 6 [Listen/Mp3 Download]


Song: Kadi Aao Ni

Singer: Atif Aslam, Mai Dhai

Produced by: Strings

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Am Amadeh Am – Atif Aslam & Gul Panra Coke Studio Season 8 Episode 3 [Listen/Mp3 Download & Video]

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Song: Am Amadeh Am

Singer: Atif Aslam, Gul Panra

Produced by: Strings

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