In a significant and intriguing turn of events, Jane Marriott, the UK high commissioner to Pakistan, made a noteworthy announcement on social media that has sparked excitement among fans and music enthusiasts.
Taking to X, Marriott shared an article from international website that shed light on the collaboration between singer and musician Zayn Malik, and the Pakistani boy band, She subtly hinted at the possibility of the internationally acclaimed singer and musician planning a visit to Pakistan. Her post exuded enthusiasm, as she playfully suggested, "Time to plan your Pakistan tour, Zayn! Loving this UK-Pakistan Urdu collaboration with Aur."
Zayn's recent collaboration with the Pakistani boy band Aur garnered international acclaim, contributing to the growing interest in his musical engagements within the Pakistani music scene. The high commissioner's lighthearted comment has fueled speculation among fans and music enthusiasts, raising anticipation for a potential tour that could mark a significant milestone in Zayn's musical journey.
AUR the band, a rising music sensation, recently found themselves in the spotlight after joining forces with Zayn for a recreation of their hit single Tu Hai Kahan. The trio consists of Usama Ali, Ahad Khan, and Raffey Anwar. Their recent conversation with journalist Haroon Rashid shed light on the intriguing journey behind their collaboration and their sudden rise to fame.
During the interview, Haroon acknowledged the magnitude of their collaboration, stating, "You have collaborated with one of the biggest music stars on the planet." Raffey revealed that Zayn had reached out to them after their song gained popularity in India, expressing his admiration for their work. Ahad added, "The people from Sony told us that we are going to do a collab. Without even thinking, my first reaction was, ‘I hope it’s with Zayn.’ I didn’t know that it was actually going to happen."
Upon learning about the global reach of their music, the band members expressed their initial disbelief. Raffey shared, "We kept bothering our management for three days to be sure that this was actually happening." Ahad chimed in, revealing their scepticism upon receiving Zayn's vocals, stating, "We thought that this is AI-generated. We also thought, ‘mazaak horaha hai hamaray sath’ (we are being played with)."
While the details of the rumoured tour remain uncertain, the prospect of Zayn exploring the rich musical landscape of Pakistan has generated excitement among fans, fostering hopes for a memorable cultural exchange and an unforgettable musical experience. As the global music sensation continues to make waves with his diverse collaborations, the possibility of a Pakistani tour adds an intriguing dimension to Zayn's dynamic and evolving musical career.