One of the most promising Pakistani rock bands and winners of Pepsi Battle of the bands 2002, Aaroh, is still alive in our memories. The news regarding this band is some of its members are now planning a comeback with a new vocalist.
Aaroh, who made it big through a music show Battle of the bands, became one of the most popular rock band of the country. After releasing its debut album “Sawaal” in 2003, which itself was a masterpiece, the band got broken and its backbone Nabeel Nihaal & Kami Jee left it. The band reunited again later and released its second album “Raag Neela” in 2006, but it couldn’t make huge impact due to many reasons. Some years passed and Aaroh completely wiped off from the music scene, while its lead vocalist Farooq also moved & settled to US.
Now recently, the only left founding member, Khalid Khan along with Haider Hashmi and Jason, decided to reunite and comeback again with a new vocalist. For this, they looked for some fresh singers and asked them to record their demos and send it to them online. Out of hundreds of submissions, 5 singers were finally shortlisted. Finalists were then given an original melody of Aaroh on which they had to record their own voice. Eventually, a Lahore based singer Rizwan Anwar impressed them all and he has now been chosen as new vocalist of the reunited Aaroh Band.
Rizwan Anwar is new entrant in industry, but not certainly unknown. Back in 2011, Rizwan along with Saad Sultan released a cover song Laiyaan Laiyaan. The song was an instant hit and later hit the local music charts as well.
It is still not confirmed whether the founding members of the band, Nabeel Nihal(Lead guitarist) and Farooq(Lead vocaslist) know about it and approve this development. (We will try to approach them on this)
Before wrapping it up, we wish all the best to Rizwan Anwar and hope, together they come up with some remarkable hits.