In a press release, Spotify EQUAL Pakistan announced the voice behind Pasoori, Shae Gill, as its ambassador for the month of December as it draws closer to a year of recognising amazing women artists.
Sukoon, a soulful tune by Gill about seeking serenity in solitude, was the platform’s featured track for the global program. To top it all off, the well-known artist lit up a digital billboard in Times Square, NYC, just like all past ambassadors.
Anushae Babar Gill, better known to us as Shae Gill, is a Lahore native and one of the most recent sensations to emerge from the region’s entertainment scene.
Starting off as a cover artist on Instagram in 2019 debuting with a song like Pasoori, and now being the most streamed Pakistani female artist on Spotify this year as revealed by Wrapped 2022, Gill has made her mark and has come a long way.
“I feel incredibly humbled and honored to be representing all the women in the music industry who are making the world a more equitable place,” said Gill about her announcement as the EQUAL Pakistan Ambassador for the month. “I believe that women need more of such opportunities,” she added further.
In the winter of 2022, Gill released two songs quickly, the first of which was a version of the well-known, traditional wedding ballad Lathay Di Chadar. Audiences are remembering Nazia Hassan’s prime as they listen to her most recent release, Sukoon, a collaboration with the songwriting-singing team of Hassan and Roshaan. The song has that allure!
The music video for Sukoon was just published, but the song’s audio was available since October.
When Hassan and Roshan shared the footage on Instagram, they stated, “The director remarked the music gave him a sense of tranquility mixed with melancholy.
Like a goldfish in a fishbowl, zindagi haseen bhi hay, tanha bhi hay [life is also beautiful, life is also lonely). A goldfish in a bowl, perhaps the prettiest, loneliest thing one could visualise.”