LAHORE: Emerging artist Danyal Zafar is set to make his music debut with the 10th edition of ‘Coke Studio’.
The versatile singer, songwriter and guitarist will be performing two songs in the upcoming season of Pakistan’s leading musical series.
Speaking about his debut Danyal Zafar said, “I always dreamt of a debut that could best help me express myself as an artist in such a way that my music could also connect with people. There are two aspects to this, one: the platform where you launch your music, this is where I was lucky enough to be considered worthy of appearing on ‘Coke Studio’, a dream come true. Two: the music itself. Sometimes when you are working on a song that’s already been created, it’s a gamble. Whether or not it’s going to be something you’re going to like or if it is true to your essence as a musician. I am glad that I have been very fortunate in both instances. As far as my experience is concerned, it was like these two extremes, on one end there was this slight pressure and nervousness, the fact that musicians I’ve grown up listening to are right there, watching and waiting for me to prove myself. And when it happened, it was just so overwhelming. Everyone involved, on and off the stage, was so amazing in their own individual capacity as artists, they empowered me so much and by the time we got done I was in this surreal state of trance. I couldn’t hear anyone say anything to me, all the post recording banter was suddenly super slow-mo, voices fading out like I was in a movie. It took me a while to absorb everything. I am very exciting about putting my work out there and to growing as a musicians in the years to come.”
Having found passion for music at a very early age, Danyal first pursued music professionally recording guitar tracks for his brother Ali Zafar’s songs at the age of 14.
As a solo artist, Danyal is working his way to being a blues musician and is currently working on his debut album. He is also serving as a music director alongside Ali Zafar in the latter’s debut Pakistani film ‘Teefa in Trouble’ and is also a brand ambassador for Sprite and Djuice.
Published in Daily Times, July 18th , 2017.