The ‘Atif Aslam’ Genre

February 4, 2012

By Sid

The song begins. You hear the guitar, followed by an overused drum loop. Suddenly before you know it there’s the “alaap” which an incredibly pained singer croons, his voice woefully telling the tale of sorrow and gloom. And before the song even gets into its second minute you hear yourself say “Is that Atif Aslam?”. And thus begins the story of the newest genre of music – The “Atif Aslam” genre.

Atif began initially with Addat, as a member of the band Jal.