In keeping with his word, Hasan Raheem has released his first studio album, Nautanki, to much fanfare.
The nine-song collection is loaded with feel-good jams about love, drama, and frustration. The album’s title track, “Nautanki,” mashes together a variety of jazzy and pop elements to argue for the value of improvised music that does the same for the listener.
Peanut Butter is a typical Hasan Raheem love song, and it appears on the album as well. Having reassured his ideal female companion that she is the “peanut butter” to his “butter,” the song then proceeds to a memorable verse and an intricate pre-chorus full of hums and hoots. The song builds up to a climax with Hasan’s deep voice in the lead, which keeps people listening until the last note.
Kaleji, Dibs, Fursat, Dil Fareb, IDK, Tareekhi, and Accusations are some of the other tracks on the album.
Hasan has posted an Instagram announcement for the album with the caption, “Oops! Please sing “Nautanki Hogayee.” Get on it and listen to my new album everywhere right this second! “Nautanki kar raha tha, Mujpar hi Nautanki hogai,” he captioned the photo. Although I was putting on a show, I was still taken advantage of.
The Joona singer had been dropping reels with songs from his then-upcoming album for quite some time, tantalizing his fans. Hasan Raheem, a singer from the mountainous region of Gilgit in Pakistan, recently made history by becoming the country’s first RADAR artist. His recent success was even highlighted on a billboard in Times Square.
Spotify also shared a video of Hasan talking about his musical journey while in school for medicine.