'Pasoori' is one of the most popular songs to come out of Coke Studio's season 14. It's been on the airwaves for weeks and apart from the lure of Ali Sethi's magical voice and the reggaeton-inspired beat, we can't help but dig Sethi's co-singer Shae Gill and her extraordinary vocals in the song. Sethi dubbed Gill the 'Dua Lipa of Pakistan' — but who exactly is she and how did she start out as a singer?
After a recent interview given to Spotify, Gill's fans and listeners got a glimpse into who she is as a person and singer. "I am a 23-year-old artist from Lahore," said the 'Pasoori' singer, introducing herself in the video.
When asked about how her musical journey began, Gill revealed how it started in her bestie's room. "It started from my best friend's room in the hostel where we lived together and we just started making videos then and that's how Shae Gill started," she said.
Who are some of Gill's musical influences? The singer gave quite the thoughtful answer to that. "I'd say people who live life passionately," she said. She was also asked what it was like performing 'Pasoori, the answer to which was: "a whole lot of fun".
Gill is eager to take the next big steps in her music career and wants to collaborate with the Urdu rap duo Young Stunners as well as the talented A.R. Rahman. Not a bad idea at all.
She has some big plans for 2022. "I want to start writing and I want to start learning classical music," she shared.
Gill earlier won our hearts with a video of her reacting to the 'Pasoori' MV as she watched it for the very first time.
Gill's reaction had Coke Studio's executive producer, Xulfi, all teary-eyed in the comment section. Even Sethi made an appearance there and raved about his co-singer. "Shae Gill I’ve had a hundred people tell me you are 'the Dua Lipa of Pakistan' (you are you, and there’s no one like you)," he said.
We are eager to listen to more from Gill and can't wait to see what the "Dua Lipa of Pakistan" has in store for us after 'Pasoori'.