Soundcheck: love and longing

Dawn | Jul 25, 2021 at 9:45 AM
  • Mohabbat opens beautifully to the sound of gentle guitar strumming, accompanied by the harp.
  • It’s a beautiful, minimalist, unplugged track that is haunting both for its ambient sound as well as Arooj’s elongated vocalisations of longing and separation.
  • Arooj Aftab is currently based in New York, a melting pot of different cultures, and it provides her with both the environment needed to do the kind of music she wants to and the audience for it.