Get to know Azaan Sami Khan through his first album Main Tera

Get to know Azaan Sami Khan through his first album Main Tera

Azaan touts Main Tera as a collaborative effort featuring 63 musicians and technicians from five countries.
06 Feb, 2021

Musician Azaan Sami Khan is releasing his debut album Main Tera soon and hopes it will help people get to know him.

The son of Adnan Sami Khan and Zeba Bakhtiar, Azaan has worked on music for movies such as Parwaaz Hai Junoon and Parey Hut Love before but this is his first independent piece of work.

Main Tera also marks Hum Records' first production. It features 63 musicians from around the world, according to Azaan.

The album has nine songs — title track 'Main Tera', 'Maahiya', 'Dholna', 'Jaadugari', 'Aashiqui', 'Ik Lamha', 'Meri Sajna Re' ft Ustaad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, 'Zama' and 'Tu' — along with some acoustic and live versions of the songs.

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"I've done music for movies and it has been a great experience. I've received much more love for the compositions and films than expected and I'm very grateful," Azaan told Images.

Now, he's moving on to the next step in his journey.

"I wanted to connect with the listeners on a personal level, tell stories that were my stories and that's where Main Tera the album came in," he said, adding he wanted to create something where he could share his stories.

"When we do film music, we are telling the story of someone else, and it's very important that it be their story and not ours," he explained. That's what separates independent music from film music. If I write a romantic song it will now be about my life, said Azaan.

"That's always been the thought behind any artist's independent music. You get to know them better and that was also the idea behind this album — I wanted people to get to know me better as a person."

For the young musician, the album is biographical in many ways. "The people who listen to it very carefully will see things from different times of my life, which is why I say it's very personal," he explained.

But personal doesn't mean it's a solo effort. Azaan touts Main Tera as a collaborative effort featuring 63 musicians and technicians from five countries — Pakistan, the UK, Macedonia, Turkey and India.

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"I have had the honour of working with some incredible artists on this. Our work is always collaborative, it's never just one person's work," said Azaan, expressing his gratitude for having the "luxury and honour" of working with these artists.

'Main Tera', the title track, is releasing soon and will have a music video directed by filmmaker Mohammed Ehteshamuddin, whom Azaan holds in very high regard.

The music video for Main Tera has been shot by Salman Razzaq Khan and features Maheen Siddiqui, who was chosen because of her lack of experience in the Pakistani acting world. "Ehtesham Saab wanted someone new, a fresh face, so Maheen Siddiqui flew in from Canada to feature in the MV," said Azaan.

They wanted someone new so people will believe the story in the music video.

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The music has been produced by Indian producer Meghdeep Bose, who has hits like 'Swag Se Swagat' and 'Slow Motion' under his belt. Azaan and Bose first worked together on Parey Hut Love.

The song also features the Macedonian Philharmonic Orchestra and has been mixed by Indian sound engineer Eric Pillai. These artists have also worked on the rest of the album.

"I look forward to audiences hearing the album," said Azaan.


Sab Se Pehle Pakistan Feb 06, 2021 02:58pm
Great. When is he going to move to India? His Father gained all the popularity in our country and moved to our dear neighbors.
Umaira Feb 06, 2021 04:43pm
@Sab Se Pehle Pakistan what a horrible comment. Just because he is collaborating with Indian producers (why shouldn't he?), it doesn't mean you start questioning his patriotism. What his father does or did has nothing to do with him. He is extremely talented and we should be looking forward to the exciting music he makes. Let's keep nationality aside and just enjoy the music
Chrís Dăn Feb 06, 2021 04:54pm
No original art.
NYS Feb 06, 2021 07:15pm
Dramatic monologue Azaan Itching
John Feb 06, 2021 08:08pm
Is he livin'in India'?
SSA Feb 06, 2021 10:11pm
@Umaira He has no talent, he is trying to exploit his notorious fathers name, he will fade away like thousands other talentless wanabes in a short time
Ali Feb 06, 2021 11:37pm
Ready moving to India mate?
Ahmer Khan Feb 07, 2021 05:09am
@Umaira i agree with u. People move to other countries to find work and live there. Whats wrong if Adnan Sami chose India to live in and work ? Its exactly the same if u goto US and get green card to make ur life better.
Zulfiqar Feb 07, 2021 09:31am
@SSA That's an extremely judgmental statement. He's just being himself like every one else. Every citizen of Pakistan has the right to do that. Please go ahead and make something original besides sarcastic negative comments. Whether he will fade or not one thing that is for sure is you are already unknown as you can't even comment with your own name.
Zulfiqar Feb 07, 2021 09:33am
@Ahmer Khan Its not the fact Adnan Sami lives and works in India, it's his right to pursue his professional goals, in fact its the type of comments in passes from time to time against Pakistan just to prove his loyalty to Indian citizenship that is so upsetting.
Ali Feb 07, 2021 10:48am
@Ahmer Khan It is rather naive to suggest that Annan Sami moving to India and gaining a citizenship there is the same as someone moving to the United States. There is 60 years of blood shed between us; notwithstanding the prevalent sabre rattling of the Modi government, the treatment of Kashmiris and the rabid Indian media. Maybe in the minds of liberals, these distinctions don’t merit a discerning thought, but for the ordinary Pakistani’s working let alone moving to India is an anathema. I wonder if you would be willing to make the same argument for Israel as well? It is likely you would.
Abs Feb 07, 2021 12:15pm
Have you applied for Indian nationality yet?
Abs Feb 07, 2021 03:46pm
@Ahmer Khan you missed the point, it's not same as moving to USA.