Ali Gul Pir's new song 'Cousin Dhazan' tackles the transition from cousin siblings to cousin marriage
Ali Gul Pir is known for tackling stereotypes and making amusing songs out of them and he's back with another number that is sure to get you chuckling. 'Cousin Dhazan' just dropped Feb 14, which Pir had 'announced' by posting a "save the date" card earlier. People — including us! — were fooled into thinking he was getting married on Valentine's Day, given his recent engagement, but it turns out it was a "save the date" for his new song.
"A love song for cousins who grew up together and then ended up marrying each other. I bring you 'Cousin Dhazan'!" Pir captioned the music video, adding a special thank you for saxophonist, Lenny Massey.
The music video features Pir and actor Rose Muhammad who plays his cousin-wife on vacation near the sea as he sings along to scenes of them dining together. All of it is accompanied by the backdrop of the saxophone, in some scenes even the saxophonist. The semi-parody takes an actual issue and makes it funny. Pir is seen dancing on a table and eating fruit in a way that adds to the humorous aspect of the song.
"I’ve always found it funny how you grow up with your cousins, call them bhai [brother] or aapi [sister] then one day your parents decide that you will marry one of them. Now suddenly, it’s bhai to charpoy! Love can be awkward. That’s my new song 'Cousin Dhazan' premiering at 3pm!" Pir wrote in his song announcement, mere hours before the scheduled time, clarifying the earlier misconception the card he'd posted caused. Fans praised the marketing tactic he used.
The card had said "save the date" with the specified date and caricatures of Pir and what seemed like his fiancé.
Some fans who knew him well knew they couldn't take his word seriously.
Others congratulated him asking if his fiancé was his maternal aunt's daughter.
What do you think of Pir's new song?