Strings are possibly one of the biggest, if not the biggest, bands in what remains of the Pakistani music industry. They’ve been attached to Coke Studio ever since Rohail Hyatt ended his tenure after season 6. They just made an announcement about their affiliation with Coke Studio and it’s come as a shocker for fans.
The last season of Coke Studio was widely panned for lackluster performances and possible concerns over nepotism in featuring artists that were related to big names
Strings had been the main producers of the show since Season 7 and while their fan base didn’t budge, they did end up being tacked with the responsibility of the last season.
They just made an announcement, declaring Season 10 to be their last as the producers of Coke Studio
During their four-season stint, Strings brought many legendary musicians to what has arguably become the biggest music platform in the country
And fans of the band are shocked by this new development
Who is doing Coke Studio now? pic.twitter.com/IQSnlTfwnB
— Adil Siddiq (@aurAdil) October 29, 2017
While some aren’t so happy
WHAAAAT? THEY CANT END COKE STUDIO FGS ITS ONE OF THE BEST THING OF OUR COUNTRY
— ahseya (@ayeshaasifq) October 29, 2017
Most of them feel that with 2018 being the 30 year anniversary of the band, it’s a welcome move because the band has so much else to offer
Strings is bigger than Coke Studio.
— Ammar. (@dumbistani) October 29, 2017
Will miss you guys profusely. Used to look forward to Coke Studio every season for the last 4 years #greatmemories#memorablemusic#muchlove♥️
— Pragnya Nagarhalli (@Pragnyasn) October 29, 2017
thank you @stringsonline for the amazing coke studio seasons. looking forward to 'the new chapter' ,hopefully a new album and a tour 🙂 ?
— hammad (@chaenikpalnahi) October 29, 2017
Critics of the band’s leadership of Coke Studio are equally joyous
Best news today? Strings have decided to free Coke Studio from their clutches. Hope CS can breathe and live once again.
— Saba S. Sheikh (@sabassheikh) October 29, 2017
What a day for Pakistan. Srilankan team back after 8 years and strings announcing they are leaving coke studio! #PakistanZindabad
— Hassan Cheema (@Gotoxytop1) October 29, 2017
Thank GOD Strings is not going to do Coke Studio anymore. Should have never done it in the first place.
Horrible 4 years
— Crocodile's Dilemma (@PanicAtTheDhaba) October 29, 2017
Some are even speculating who will be the next captain of this ship
Who will produce next season's coke studio then?
— دانش الیاس ?? (@Pakistanislove) October 29, 2017
Is Noorie taking over @cokestudio now??
— Kieran (@Kiranology) October 29, 2017
People are speculating whether this spells Rohail Hyatt’s return in order to restore the platform back to what it used to be at the peak of its glory days
Last Season Of Strings as Coke Studio Producers. Is Rohail Hyatt coming back or a new Producer? Question is, who… https://t.co/38HG2Xavfy
— Zain Itrat (@ZainItrat) October 29, 2017
Others are wondering if the whole show will wrap up
Is Coke Studio ending OR only the production by STRINGS?
— ThatDesiMiddleChild. (@BassamaTanvir) October 29, 2017
Whatever comes ahead, for Strings as well as for Coke Studio, we’re all waiting with breath that is bated.
What do you think about Strings announcing their departure from Coke Studio? Going to miss them in season 11 or are you over Coke Studio?
Cover image via Coke Studio