‘Moray Naina’, formerly known as ‘Passion’ is a song that blends the age-old language of Braj with contemporary trippy percussive elements. The melody was composed by Zara Madani and was produced by Rohail Hyatt for an album that was in the works 6 years ago.
A song that combines the meditative and pulsing qualities of spiritual intricacies set in the East contrasted with the elements of Moroccan and African beats. Thematically, the song deals with the mania that ensues in the process of total submersion into the ocean of Love. The tone is one of joy, yet in complete mystery of the State – hence the contrast found in passionate Love.
On this path of Love, all caution is thrown to the wind as devotion is reserved for what is concealed, hence the state of what the world labels ‘Insane.’ The song’s flow oscillates, as does the theme, that while the freefall into Love has caused a complete change of perspective to the world, the inner peace accompanied with the mania becomes the constant, driving force to dwell in the State.
Within the song, Rome brings to us L’Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio’s trance like flavor, which is accompanied by a merge with our very own House Band. Alongside this, the bittersweet subtlety of Love as expressed in the song is encapsulated in the performance by the String Orchestra from Serbia. Alongside the percussive instrumentation from L’Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio, the song also presents varied shades of percussion with Dhol and Dholak from Pakistan and the Tar from Morocco. The overall experience becomes one of intense expression.
Singer: Zara Madani
Watch Moray Naina by Zara Madani Official Music Video Produced by Coke Studio Pakistan Season 6 Episode 5 on Cybo Tainment.