As singer Punjabi rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh comes under fire for his lewd lyrics in his songs in India following incidents of violence against women, Pakistan’s rock band Jal on Tuesday swore to stay away from songs that may be deemed offensive to women.
“I am not in favour of that,” said Gohar Mumtaz ahead of their gig on Saturday at White X Beach Lounge, at Rixos The Palm. Mumtaz is the song writer, vocalist and lead guitarist of Jal.
“We have never put any girl in a bad light. We have done more than 23 videos but we have not shown kisses and exposure of girls to get attention … let’s work on the music side, I say,” said Mumtaz, whose albums Aadat and Boondh were chart-toppers.
On Saturday, they have a clear plan: a mixed bag of their old hits and new songs from their latest album, Piyaas.
“Our songs are based on melody. Anyone young or old can enjoy our music. Let’s work together to create a memorable evening,” said Mumtaz.
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