In memory of their late grandfather, UstadMoinudien Khan Sahab, a Padma Shree awardee and magnificent Sarangi player, Zeeshan’s soulful rendition has managed to touch the right chords among listeners. The Pune-based artist, who released the track earlier this year, is popularly known in the city circuits as the lead vocalist for Pune’s most beloved band, ‘Malang the Band.’ With the legacy of music maestros in the family, Zeeshan is an Indian singer-songwriter with a flair to strike the tunes of a Ghazal, a Bandish, or even a Bollywood chartbuster with great ease.
The show’s familiarity as well as Zakir Khan’s connection with his audience have undoubtedly influenced the song’s trajectory and served as a bridge for Zeeshan. In yet another feat for the young artist, the track recently surpassed the 1 Million-Stream mark on Instagramwhile alsoreflecting a similar responses across channels such as DSPs, YouTube, Social Mediaamong others.
Speaking about the inspiration behind his first composition, Zeeshan shares, “Khoya Hai Dil happened to me at a point when I was at the crossroads of life trying to navigate through a stable corporate job versus a career in music. The lyrics of the song truly come from a place of heart as it represents the emotional state I was in while trying to find my true purpose in life. I think this is an emotion that truly resonates with the youth today who are caught in the hustle in their own ways to discovering their calling in life.For any young music artist, it’s such a milestone achievement to have your first composition licensed by an entertainment powerhouse like Amazon Prime Video and what makes it a bigger highlight is that it’s a part of my brother’s special, Tathastu that’s an ode to our memories with our late grandfather who I consider as my mentor.”
The coming year will see Zeeshan releasing a bunch of soulful songs as part of his journey in music.