After a decade in the music industry, Uzair Jaswal is set to release his debut album.
"My first album Na Bhulana is a journey of love," shares Uzair with Images. "It's actually a story that tells you what love is and how it takes charge in your life; what good it brings to your life and what it takes away when it's gone."
Uzair releases this album as a memento of his tenth year in music.
"It's been almost ten years that I have been doing music and this is my first album, so I feel like it was a long time coming and now that it's here I'm really excited," said the singer. "And I really hope that people will listen to it. I hope that my fans, who've been listening to me since I was 14, really connect with the album. I mean, if nothing else, they will hear it out once... at least once, and that's all that matters. I just want my music to be heard and that's it."
In a country like Pakistan where the music industry hasn't been able to pick up, it's a little surprising to imagine someone launching a music album. And what with the young singer having multiple awards already on his mantle and quite a few Coke Studio appearances, we had to ask what compelled Uzair to release his debut album now.
"The only reason people aren't doing albums is that you don't get returns from it," responded Uzair, adding, "But I thought that a musician can't feel satisfaction like this, until one can feel complete and good about the fact that 'Oh, I have something in a collective form, a music album'. I needed this for myself."
Uzair may have started this project on his own but he was quick to gain support! He reveals, "I didn't have any sponsors on board but then my friend at the New Yorker's Pizza have jumped on board as partners. They're helping us put this album out and put on a really good show in Islamabad an album launch show on December 28."