How was the band formed?
Band was formed in 2009 by Masood Alam, lyricist and music composer. It tried to survive for almost ten years in all ups and downs like other bands, but in 2019, band vocalist and lead guitarist left the band hopelessly. Band faced many emotional and financial problems and finally the band broke In 2020, and that same year Raafay Ali joined Imtezaj as a miracle. Then in few days Danish Hirwani joined the band. At last Imtezaj was armed with a team of doers and achievers. Under the supervision of Masood alam, they made IMTEZAJ VOLUME -I, under the record time of only one month. According to Masood Alam ,” This is not a band , this is an army of loyal and devoted musician, this is a bond of brotherhood which is helping us to create music and do Magical stuff “
How would you describe your music genre?
Imtezaj’s specialty is in contemporary rock, funk and pop. But more then that we are story tellers. Every single song is made to deliver a story, so that the listeners may empathize and get inspired. We believe every genre is good if it has been filed up with right ingredients of emotions and Magic.
Where does the band draws inspirations from?
We Imtezaj like all human beings, love, cry, care, get depressed, fight and reinvent every day. In short, emotions are the only key of inspiration. Sometime’s a love story inspires us to write a song but sometimes aggression helps. Similarly, sometimes motivation but some times failures makes us write something unique. Everything helps us to write lyrics, make a melody, play a solo, roar with guitars and drums with bass grooving around.
Being a musician what you enjoy the most?
We should say that the entire music community enjoys “Communication “ in music. After hours and hours of recording and takes after takes, fighting over a single line to make it sound better whether its a bass or a guitar solo, overall sound of the song, arrangement, sequencing, presentation or performance. We believe in touching someone’s heart, motivate and to put smiles on faces, and this is what makes us happy.
How would you describe yourself in three words?
Creative, Story teller, Trendsetters.
Your dream collaboration with another musician?
Firstly, we would like to collaborate with those artists who are underrated like us, but obviously we dream to play with the likes of Shahi Hassan, Rohail Hayat and may be someday with the great AR Rahman sahab. It will be an honor to collaborate with Faakhir Mehmood ,Ali Zafar , Tamaasha and Kashmir the band, the list will go on and on as we have such talented artists in our country Alhamdullilah.
What’s next on bucket list of “Imtezaj”?
Of course , IMTEZAJ Volume – II
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