The global sensation Zayn Malik teamed up with the Pakistani group AUR for an enthralling cover of their number one song, Tu Hai Kahan, from 2023. This enchanting ballad got a new lease of life on Friday (January 12) with the re-released version, which featured extra vocals by Malik.
Zayn was gracious and enthusiastic about the partnership in an interview with Billboard. The invitation to work with AUR on their song Tu Hai Kahan was an act of profound humility. I have infused the music with a part of myself, and I adore it. He expressed his optimism that the outcomes would be well-received. In the past, the song has racked up hundreds of millions of streams and topped the charts in Pakistan, India, and globally for viral songs on Spotify.
A new music video that provides an inside look at the making of the song is available alongside the release. The images show Zayn recording his voice alone in a booth alongside AUR in the studio, blending together scenes of cross-border creative collaboration.
Ahad, Usama, and Raffey of AUR were very enthusiastic about the international partnership, praising music as a language that transcends all cultures. “We are super excited for this collaboration, as it shows that music has no boundaries,” said the duo. We were astounded to hear ZAYN’s voice on Tu Hai Kahan for the first time, and the song holds a particular place in our hearts. We’re excited for the globe to groove to our music as we bring Pakistani music global.
This is Zayn’s first release since last summer’s Love Like This, and it’s a collaboration between US-based independent label D36 and Sony Music Entertainment, Middle East. In 2021, Zayn released Nobody Is Listening, his latest studio album.
Music has the incredible ability to bring people together, regardless of their location, and this collaboration is proof of that. Tu Hai Kahan, a collaboration between Zayn and AUR, represents the boundless possibilities of international musical collaborations and the beauty of cross-cultural harmony.