Upcoming album to feature compositions by bands
Pop star Mehreen's next album will offer something novel to music lovers. Mehreen's upcoming album will feature music by rock bands. Several bands have already sent their demos to Mehreen, and come September 15 the best songs will be selected. The selected songs will be covered by Mehreen, along with bands. The album, which is likely to have 10/12 tracks, will be released by Eid-ul-Azha.“It's a new concept, and I must acknowledge the help of Saif Ishtiaque, from the band Oblique,” says Mehreen. “Usually we have a composer, and are guided by the composer/producer, but that is not the case this time.”The singer adds, “I am tired of technologically manipulated sounds. I want individual musicians playing drums, or flute, or other instruments. The feel is completely different.”A band can turn in one or more entries for selection. Saif and Shahriar, from Radioactive (winner of the DRockstar contest) are coordinating the process. Ovik came up with the concept.“It will be a thrilling and learning experience for me, as I've been doing mostly pop up until now, and rock is a completely different genre. Not only rock, the album will also have R&B, soul and other sounds,” Mehreen says.Mehreen's breakthrough was her debut album “Anari” (2000). With her classically trained voice, which can readily switch to a stylish pop mix, Mehreen is poised to shine in other modes of music too.