|Zeerak Ahmed||Feb 5|
Latest solo release from Misbah, the artist behind Sitaray which many readers found themselves drawn to. Darya is in the same mould as Sitaray melodically, but texturally more acoustic. Common to Misbah’s solo work are dreamy vocal harmonies. In Sitaray, Misbah and Surraiyah Masood converse to create a hopeful forlornness. Misbah’s first solo single, Baadal, had the same musical and emotional tone as Sitaray. He points to the influence of electro-pop masters Janoobi Khargosh as an important influence for this sound. Darya is a shift. Here, Misbah evokes a sweet comedy – echoed by the bass line and video. A classical nylon-string guitar anchors the song.