It was Feb 2019 that saw the song Defaulter released by Jass Records. Now almost 12 months on they are hoping the same formula pays off. Zamana by Happy Raikoti and Afsana Khan is modelled almost entirely on the success of Defaulter by R Nait and Gurlej Akhtar.
Zamana like so many other Punjabi songs released recently just attempts to imitate what has gone before. The success of duets and especially R Nait’s have meant a string of artists are trying to recreate that formula. Zamana as a stand-alone song is not bad. But, the mind does keep going back to other songs it has attempted to copy.
Vocally Afsana Khan is on fire. Afsana is almost on double digits for songs released in 2020. It’s not even February! Happy Raikoti is a vocalist who has a good reputation, for ballads. So this is a change for him. His acting is good, but vocally his limelight is taken by Afsana Khan. His voice just fails to carry enough ankh to sell us his vision of pomp. Worth a spin for duet fans!
Zamana has music by Laddi Gill and lyrics are by Happy Raikoti himself. Check out Zamana here in full:
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