By Kainat Kamal
Team Blush Works recently met Abdullah Qureshi, the rising star and endowed new singer of Islamabad. Abdullah Qureshi was born on August 6th, 1992. He is a budding musician, who is self-taught and self-made. With his fresh charismatic voice, Qureshi has conquered many hearts. In just a couple of years, this talented young man has made his mark as one of the most liked artist/musician of Islamabad. He has worked with a number of Pakistani bands and is currently focusing on taking his music to new levels of success. Qureshi is the brand ambassador of The Second Layer, a trending clothing brand. Abdullah Quresh’s intezaar featuring sarmad ghafoor recently made it to the Huffington post, for the top 6 pakistani songs everyone should have in their playlist.
Kainat Kamal of The Blush Works got to know him better and asked him a few questions, read more to know who our rising star of the month is.
Abdullah Qureshi: Well I’m just another regular boy, born and raised in Islamabad, Pakistan. I graduated from NUST last year and I’m a full time musician now.
BW: Who or what inspires you?
AQ:Musicians and how they deal with life. Whether its a street musician or a famous musician, what inspires me now is that they never stop believing in their own self and keep working to make a living out of music. So whenever I feel hopeless, this really inspires me to take up music as a full time profession.
BW:Do you have any projects coming up? If yes, what do you want your fans to know about it?
AQ:Yes, I have two songs recorded and ready to release. We’re working on the videos.
The first one is about my car, a black Santro that I had a long time ago, it gave me a really hard time but still took me everywhere I wanted to go so I wrote a song about it. It’s a punjabi song called “Kaali Santro”.
BW:How did you realize you had magic in your voice?
AQ: I didn’t. I just started singing when I was 3 or 4 years old. People around me started appreciating me and that’s how it all started. But I always knew I had music inside of me. I remember I used to collect pieces of wood, tape them together, put elastic rubber bands on it to make a guitar.
BW:Was music something you were always inclined towards?
AQ: Yes, as mentioned earlier I started singing at a very young age. My family has always been very supportive about it. I couldn’t study in my exam days because whenever I had a pen or pencil in my hand I started playing drums on my books. Every book had a different sound because of the thickness and so I had a free drumkit.
BW:Did you take any formal training?
AQ: Not yet. But I do plan on taking some vocal lessons in the near future.
BW: What advice do you have for other aspiring musicians?
AQ:Never give up. If you know you have it in you, keep working on it, practice everyday and you’ll get there.
BW:Your favorite song/project up till now?
AQ:My personal favourite would be Intezaar.
BW:Describe your music in one word?