Pakistani progressive rock, Kashmir has landed smoothly in the depth that is Pakistan’s contemporary streaming culture. Khwaab, their first music video since they rose above the fizz,it provides just the right amount of space to think and feel the mood of the dream before you are woken by the horror of loud and surgically tangled distortions on the guitar. The band truly justifies with the song as they showcase their talent to the fullest with not just pretty faces but also skills! Kashmir is made up of six individuals: Bilal Ali (Vocals), Usman Siddiqui (Bass), Ali Raza (Piano/Synth), Zair Zaki (Rhythm Guitar), Vais Khan (Lead Guitar) and Shane J. Anthoney (Drums/Percussion).
The video of the song is way too dark and self-reflective as it seems than it originally sounds. Directed by Ashar Khalid, representing Pakistani society as blindsided and handcuffed, they are forced to perform in arena full of hungry souls. Some characters do look exceptionally frustrated, others a bit forced, Shedding light on what the song is about, Bilal Ali from the band told Instep in an earlier conversation, “The song was just a vision when I started writing it. It was me in a room full of memories playing on loop, sort of what some may believe the afterlife might be like. It felt like I was searching for a way out, but I was just in search of myself.”
The song would remind of the present state of Pakistan in most visual way possible and it would haul down a sense of fear that we are thriving in!