Meesha Shafi’s new song, Hot Mango Chutney Sauce, is an eclectic blend of culture and language in electro pop music, much like Pakistan’s cultural amalgam that it hopes to represent.
Shafi who has written and composed said in a press release that the song came about from a “period of reflection on the rat race we often find ourselves in, where much of the focus is on what people own instead of who they are.”
According to producer Abdullah Siddiqui, “I had the time of my life producing this track to reflect the spirit in which Meesha wrote it; brash, maximalist, super-charged and unapologetically fun.” He said the themes in the song resonated with him and he feels there is a cultural “obsession with keeping up appearances, and sacrificing authenticity in the process.”
The music video features models Eman Suleman, Zara Peerzada, Rubab Ali and Baemisaal, producer Abdullah Siddiqui, Hashim Ali and anonymous content creator Swineryy.
According to Shafi, the song “pokes fun at our collective identity crisis, which is only worsened by our colonial hangover as many of us have begun to realise.” “I aspired to create something uniquely us — desi and proud,” she said.
Well, Hot Mango Chutney Sauce, with its witty one-liners certainly has enough chutzpah to make us confront what exactly it is that we stand for.
From : pk.mashable.com