The Pakistan Super League (PSL) sixth edition is just around the corner and while we wait for the exciting event to begin, the much-awaited anthem was finally released. Featuring Aima Baig, Naseebo Lal and Young Stunners, Groove Mera catches the attention instantly. “Groove Mera” refers to the swing and feel of the movements of cricketers. Starting with the strong vocals of Naseebo Lal, the track then moves on to Aima Baig’s quintessential style, and finally we see Young Stunners rapping in the song.
Written by Xulfi, Adnan Dhool and Young Stunners (rap), directed by Fida Moin, the song features six cricketers too—Shadab Khan (Islamabad United) Shan Masood (Multan Sultans), Sarfaraz Ahmed (Quetta Gladiators), Babar Azam (Karachi Kings), Shaheen Shah Afridi (Lahore Qalandars) and Wahab Riaz (Peshawar Zalmi), each representing their respective franchise in the tournament.
Like the previous anthems of the PSL that have had a lot of impact on this cricket loving nation, this year’s anthem also brings in the feelings of the exciting tournament ahead. However, it is a bit different from the previous anthems and here are some reasons why:
- It celebrates Pakistan’s musical diversity
The anthem is an amazing endeavor to celebrate the musical diversity of the country as it features a mix of artists from contrasting musical spectrum of Pakistan. While Naseebo Lal is a regional and cultural icon, Aima Baig is considered a pop symbol of the current generation, and Young Stunners are hip-hop stars. Despite the contrast, the different musical genres have blended together well to give Groove Mera a nice energetic feel.
- It sheds light on the realities of the Covid-19 pandemic
This time, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic, majority of the people will have to watch the matches remotely in their homes away from the field. Hence Groove Mera makes sure that this reality it not ignored. It cheers not just the players on the field but also the fans at home as they support their teams and celebrate the groove of their players! It shows how stadiums are empty, people are watching matches at home on their TVs and phones but they are still very excited and energetic.
- It is also the first women-centric PSL anthem
Since the anthem features two leading music icons, Aima Baig and Naseebo Laal, it becomes the first women-centric PSL anthem, which is another reason Groove Mera is different from the previous PSL songs.
- The video is a vibrant one with a very pop and bright look
One of the first things that catch the eye in this newly released PSL anthem is the vibrancy of the video. It has a very pop and bright look that stands out and makes you get involved in the excitement.
- It makes us feel the adrenaline and excitement of a cricket match
The video as well as the lyrics bring in a lot of excitement. The catchy lyrics accompanied by upbeat music and sound bring in a lot of energy and makes us feel the excitement and celebration of winning a match and the hype of cricket in general.
Have you listened to Groove Mera yet? In case you have missed it, check it out here.