Ah – NESCAFÉ basement, the music platform that is becoming popular by the day, giving a fresh twist on everything they release. And they’ve struck once again with a new rendition that’s making us all extremely nostalgic.
Producer Xulfi with his insane grip on music has released an amazing (to say the least) cover of the unofficial “pop anthem” – Aadat.
The 2003 hit, written by Goher Mumtaz and sung by Atif Aslam literally changed the meaning of pop in Pakistan. For good.
And guess who was there? Yep, the one and only Gohar.
Wow, what a song!
I think it’s safe to say – everyone’s going crazy for it.
The nostalgia is real
— The Tortured Artist🎸 (@_Qureshi09) March 18, 2019
A lot of people couldn’t help but swoon over the soothing instrumental:
Some people were reminded of the good ol’ days
(Aadat is 15 years old, btw)
Aadat always take me back to my uni days. Always makes me nostalgic. I think it was the first online viral song even in PK. This is a great instrumental cover of it with traditional instruments. #NescafeBasement just been amazing. https://t.co/4sfp5y20Ab
— A. Karim Yasin (@akarimyasin) March 18, 2019
Brought back university memories. Brilliant instrumental by @zulfiqarjkhan of the greatest Pakistani song in the last three decades. University jaatey huay apni khatara Mehran mein Saddar sey banwaey deck per yeh gaana chalatey jaana. Sigh..Golden days. #NescafeBasement
— J. (@einsjamneutron) March 19, 2019
But of course, no one can forget Atif Aslam and are calling for a reunion.
It was awkward seeing Gohar performing "Aadat" alone, I wish Gohar Mumtaz and Atif Aslam could perform Aadat together in Nescafe Basement. It's been 15 years guys, get back together for Aadat at least. Just this one time. #JAL #AtifAslam #Aadat #GoharMumtaz #Nescafebasement
— Fahad Hayat (@FahadTheHayat) March 19, 2019
The 2003 hit was a team effort, but it all changed when Atif left their band Jal.
In a recent interview with Samina Peerzada, Gohar actually shared why the break-up of the legendary duo happened, saying, “I and Atif were pretty young at that time. It was too early for us. and we were kids at that time. Whatever happened, should not have happened”. No bad blood it seems!
For all the people who are PINING for the reunion, we’ve made a petition:
YES, we are just THAT invested in this LOOOOL.
Let’s get a few thousand signatures on this petition so that we can make a strong case to the powers that be and motivate them to make this happen for those of us who grew up singing along to Aadat.
This post has been sponsored by NESCAFÉ Basement