Urdu rap and heavy metal collide in Coke Studio's latest song 'Ye Dunya'

Urdu rap and heavy metal collide in Coke Studio's latest song 'Ye Dunya'

The nu-metal song is performed by Talha Anjum, Faris Shafi and Karakoram the Band.
12 Feb, 2022

Two music genres collided as Coke Studio brings together Karakoram, Talha Anjum and Faris Shafi for 'Yeh Dunya', the seventh song from season 14 released today (Feb 12).

'Ye Dunya' asks what most of us do at some point in our lives — do our struggles of proving ourselves to the world even matter? Karakoram, Anjum and Shafi take this doubt head on in a song that expands on the standard rock lineup, delivering a power-packed music composition.

The nu-metal song is the brainchild of Coke Studio's producer Xulfi and associate music producer Sherry Khattak. The song has been written by Adnan Dhool, Talha Anjum, Faris Shafi and Xulfi. According to Coke Studio, the song is meant to unfold "almost like a therapy session, with the artists acknowledging each other’s burdens. Anjum is coolly philosophical. Shafi brings the realness, soothing Sherry Khattak's primal scream with the confirmation that he is not alone".

The music video's art director, Harris Khatri, places the song's performers in a construction zone. Boxes of digitised colour rise from the ground with the performers on top, "promising to take them from blackness to somewhere vivid". Video director Zeeshan Parwez adds augmented reality motion graphics around each artist to express "how fused we are with the warp-speed world of technology".

Fans are ecstatic about finally getting a Shafi and Anjum music collaboration.

They also love the diverse range of musical styles and genres Coke Studio is dishing out this season.

All in all, listeners love this latest nu-metal banger.

What your thoughts on Coke Studio's latest song?


M. Saeed Feb 12, 2022 05:51pm
We are fast forgetting the classical and real music in favour of an arranged noise.
MG Feb 12, 2022 06:06pm
Very average
Khan Feb 12, 2022 06:09pm
These Artists have go to KALA Group for some training.
Saud Anver Feb 12, 2022 07:43pm
Watching the teaser for 2 days and listening to karakoram's work in the past, i was looking forward for a classic hard rock kind a song performed solely by karakoram. Didnt get the idea of mixing rap to everything we make these days. I was hoping for a head banger drums, face melting solo, groovy riff like the once of led zeppelin, pearl jam, .... oh come on!!! Karakoram just got over shadowed!! Why rap in every thing we do? Anyhow....the sound is way too good. Mixing and mastering is beyond the work that is already beong done in the previous seasons. Too huge sound!!
Dr. Asim Maqbool Feb 12, 2022 07:57pm
Blindly running after and copying western styles in music - great way to destroy our heritage.
Mahmood Feb 12, 2022 09:31pm
These copy-cats, emulating everything western, without thinking are in fact, destroying our own culture and language. When you are not original but present your own version of what was created by the West, you are fake and not able to create your own style and trends suitable for the local culture. Rap in Urdu? Mirza Ghalib to Faiz must be turning in their graves!
Randommmm Feb 12, 2022 11:24pm
@Mahmood Exactly. What I loved about Coke studio was their choice of instruments. Iss baar itna edm aur rap hai... I'm not saying experimentation is wrong, but this is not the coke studio I used to know and love.
Mera Watan Feb 12, 2022 11:29pm
Great stuff. Tired of listening Sufi music and filmi type songs. Well done
Jeffery Anderson Feb 13, 2022 12:28am
That's not nu Metal, far from metal. It's rap rock.
Naeem Feb 13, 2022 04:08am
D’Souza Feb 13, 2022 09:27am
Wow sounds terrible.
Saira Khan Feb 13, 2022 09:27am
Wow so many people living in the past here hating on these guys.
ZAK Feb 13, 2022 09:37am
Amir Sultan Feb 13, 2022 04:07pm
Just because it's noisy doesn't mean it's heavy metal.
Noor Feb 13, 2022 04:48pm
Very positive and excellent thoughts Big Applause for Xulfi and his team
Falcon1 Feb 13, 2022 09:08pm
@Saira Khan So what is there to love about loud noise when no lyrics can be heard or comprehended??
Maria Feb 13, 2022 09:09pm
This is not heavy metal.
Ali da Malanga Feb 13, 2022 11:17pm
Those criticizing the genre of this song need to broaden their horizon a bit. Not every song can be a Sufi or a folk song. Listen to the lyrics of the song which were delivered with both the Rock and Rap genres. Pop music was invented in the 1950 and 1960 in the West and a lot of hit Pakistani songs are based on Pop music.
Waqas Murad Feb 13, 2022 11:28pm
Guys, not sure what is happening with the people here. Coke Studio Covers all genre. If you dont like it then its fine. But is a master piece Go and watch comments on Youtube, Hundreds of reactions are already uploaded. Sound, Music, Rap, Guitar, special effects, Vocals, ambiance all 100/100. Love you guys for this epic class
Imran Feb 14, 2022 07:28pm
Plenty of suit wearing, tea drinking boomers lecturing on culture and traditions.
sawera Ahmed Feb 15, 2022 10:56am
It's deep... it's addictive... it's Linkin park level ... loving it.