ZAYNE MALIK SINGS IN URDU
Written by Ella Melake on January 17, 2024
Zayne Malik’s collaboration with popular band Aur has given fans much to celebrate.
The ex one direction member is fluent in Urdu and this has brought fans to a state of euphoria.
The duo remade Aur’s breakout hit Tu Hai Kahan. The original song has more than 95m views though the remake, released last Friday (12/01) is quickly catching up with 3m views.
Malik expressed his humbleness when Aur reached out to him.
“I love the song and have brought some of myself to it. I hope people love what we’ve done,” he said.
Malik, 31 was born in Bradford, England, but his father is a Pakistani immigration to the UK.
The song has quickly become popular with social media users urging Malilk to release “more Urdu songs please”.
Many Urdu speaking fans also celebrated the track, with one calling it a “gift for his fellow Pakistanis”.
Malik’s music career began in 2010 as part of One Direction, a boy band formed on British TV music competition, The X Factor. He released his debut album, Mind of Mine, in 2016. A song in his 2021 album, Nobody is Listening, also included Urdu lyrics.
Aur, which comprises three members Ahad, Usama, and Raffey, said the collaboration shows that “music has no boundaries”.
The Karachi-based band broke into Pakistan’s music scene only in 2020, but have already proven a success in the region, with their music that blends R&B and hip hop elements.