Dhool is a sufi rock band based in Islamabad. Their music is more of a fusion of sufi and folk genres with layers of different forms of rock and alternative rock.
The band came into being in 2016, headed by the vocalist, Daniyal Aslam, who believes that the medium of music can be used for renaissance in the society. While working on a documentary he closely observed social and religious dogmas, largely responsible for the under development of the society and he aims to use his music to express his thoughts.
Soon after the creation, Mobeen Inam joined on drums and is the co-founder. Waleed Mazhar, later joined as a bassist. Usama Nasir and Hammad Khalid are the two guitar players of the band.
Given that the society’s issues make a major source of inspiration for their music, the biggest issue that we are facing not just as a society but as a global community is that of fighting the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“We are living in middle of a crisis, times are difficult, an unusual sense of fear and panic is living amongst those fighting the situation in different domains, we are just trying to follow the footsteps of those who created art during worst times.”
There latest song and the first official release in collaboration by Rearts, Ao Phir Say Larrein Gayee, aims to communicate that those who stand their ground during tough situations end up coming out of it with their heads held high.
“The role of artists is vital in times of peace however this role becomes crucial in times of war. It becomes more impactful in times of unrest, a healthy medium to share the misery of fellow humans and the best tool to unite human souls through the element of courage.”
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