Hearts are racing and social media is buzzing as Zayn Malik celebrates his 31st birthday today with an electrifying gift for his fans. The international R&B and pop sensation has joined forces with the up-and-coming Pakistani group AUR for a remix of their popular single, ‘Tu Hai Kahan’.
This surprising and delightful collaboration creates a musical blend that guarantees to captivate audiences across the globe, bridging the musical worlds of East and West
AUR teased the collaboration on an Instagram post on Wednesday, featuring a cryptic caption “Soon! @zayn,” which sparked a wildfire of excitement across social media. The anticipation reached its peak when a teaser dropped, revealing Zayn in the studio, lost in creative flow.
The collaboration merges Zayn’s global pop magnetism with AUR’s distinctive Pakistani sound, creating an exhilarating blend that has music enthusiasts salivating.
Meet AUR – the powerhouse trio of Usama Ali, Ahad Khan, and Raffey Anwar. They made waves in 2020, especially after their rebranding as AUR which marked a turning point for them.
Their first hit, ‘Tu Hai Kahan,’ dropped in 2021 and became a sensation with its infectious blend of R&B and Hip Hop, racking up a whopping 47 million views on YouTube, and claiming top spots on global playlists.
Now, with Zayn Malik joining the mix and adding his unique touch to it, get ready for this musical gem to make waves internationally!
In this remix, dropped on January 12th, Zayn elevates the already mesmerizing ballad by contributing a fresh Hindi verse. Displaying his awe-inspiring vocal prowess, and charming accent, and adding a touch of his unique style, he takes the song to dazzling new heights, sending Desis into a frenzy.
The accompanying music video offers a sneak peek into the creative process, juxtaposing scenes of AUR in the studio with Zayn recording his vocals solo. The seamless collaboration further solidifies the belief that music knows no boundaries.
Reflecting on the collaboration, Zayn expressed his humility, stating, “I was incredibly humbled when AUR reached out and asked me to collaborate on their song ‘Tu Hai Kahan.’ I love the song and have brought some of myself to it. I hope people love what we’ve done.”
AUR echoes this sentiment, expressing awe at hearing Zayn’s voice on their track and declaring their intent to take Pakistani music globally.
The release, a joint effort between U.S.-based indie D36 and Sony Music Entertainment, Middle East, marks Zayn’s first musical venture since his one-off summer single, “Love Like This,” which hinted at the dawn of a new Zayn era. The singer’s most recent album was his 2021 record, Nobody Is Listening.
In a promotional interview, Zayn hinted at a musical evolution, promising a sound that defies expectations. “I’m doing a record I don’t think people are really gonna expect. It’s a different sound for me,” he said.
Tune in to witness the magic as ‘Tu Hai Kahan’ takes a global stage, seamlessly blending the charisma of Zayn Malik with the soulful beats of AUR. A musical fusion like no other, this collaboration promises to be the anthem that transcends borders and unites fans across the globe.
Did you dive into the remix vibes and catch yourself grooving like us? Eager for more Zayn magic? Don’t keep the excitement to yourself – spill the tea on Twitter/X at @Celebmix, and let’s turn the virtual party up!