Following the footsteps of his big brother Ali Zafar, the heartthrob Danyal Zafar is set to make his music debut next month with the tenth edition of classic Coke Studio. Like his elder brother, Danyal is a singer, songwriter and guitarist and will be performing two songs in the upcoming season of Pakistan’s leading musical series.
Last season, Momina Mustehsan made her Coke Studio debut alongside Rahat Fateh Ali Khan and became an internet sensation overnight. This year, with the debut of Danyal Zafar, it is very much expected that girls will also find a new eye candy.
“I always dreamt of a debut that could best help me express myself as an artist in such a way that my music could also connect with people,” shares the debutant. “There are two aspects to this, one: the platform where you launch your music, this is where I was lucky enough to be considered worthy of appearing on Coke Studio, a dream come true. Two: the music itself,” he added.
Sharing his experience about the journey, he told, “as far as my experience is concerned, it was like these two extremes, on one end there was this slight pressure and nervousness, the fact that musicians I’ve grown up listening to are right there, watching and waiting for me to prove myself. And when it happened, it was just so overwhelming. Everyone involved, on and off the stage, was so amazing in their own individual capacity as artists, they empowered me so much and by the time we got done I was in this surreal state of trance. I couldn’t hear anyone say anything to me, all the post recording banter was suddenly super slow-mo, voices fading out like I was in a movie. It took me a while to absorb everything. I am very exciting about putting my work out there and to growing as a musicians in the years to come.”
Having found passion for music at a very early age, Danyal first pursued music professionally when he recorded guitar tracks for his brother Ali Zafar’s songs at the age of 14.
As a solo music artist, he loves blues and is currently working on his debut album. He is also serving as a music director alongside Ali Zafar in the latter’s debut Pakistani film Teefa in Trouble.