A song that retains the purity of those sung in Sufi Folklore, ‘Allah Hu’ belongs to the world of the Fakir. With a basic rhythm, the song is presented in the vocals of Sufi-devout Saieen Zahoor as an ode to the likes of Shah Latif Bhitai with the message of Love and Spiritual devotion through Music.
The Sufi composition is met with Abrar-ul-Haq’s references to folklore’s Heer – finding itself within the song’s setting of finding true love in the face of worldly manifestations. The instrumentation blends the Mazaar feel of the rhythm’s simplicity with a western sweet vibe found in Country music and western Folk.
Musically, while the tone suggests a feel-good, easy listening experience, the essence feels the weight of its substance. In keeping with the mix of old and new, the instrumentation is varied – from the Ek Tara and Dumboora to the simple keys of the Piano.
The overall composition reminds of old songs as sung in the everyday practices within the world, yet holding true to the values of true liberation through spiritual submission amongst the blur of daily ritual.
Watch Allah Hu by Saieen Zahoor & Abrar Ul Haq Official Music Video by Coke Studio Pakistan Season 6 Episode 5