The resurfacing of Rushk is something hardcore Pakistani music fans have been hoping for, ever since the band released their first album over a decade ago.
When Rushk first came out, their work was labeled as a product of genius and they soon amassed a cult following but they never really broke through in the mainstream media and they never really performed — until recently.
Where the original line-up had Uns Mufti and Ziyaad Gulzaar — who collectively wrote, composed, played the songs while Nazia Zuberi lent her soulful and yet haunting voice to the songs — the new line-up sees the addition of Tara Mahmood (who’s replaced Nazia as the lead singer), Sikandar Mufti and Ali Jafri.
Their music videos from the previous album, Behti Naar and Khuahish, were controversial at best — they dealt with everything from the repercussions of war to fighting your own inner demons. Rushk has just come out with their latest video for Mera Naam. It contains some footage of the city but most of it is performance-based and is focused around their new lead singer, Tara Mahmood, and the other band members.