Listen: ‘Fiction’ By Abdullah Siddiqui
27 February 2017
Abdullah Siddiqui’s debut track for Forever South Music, 'Fiction', is an infectious, poppy tune that’s built on a fantastic layering of multiple instruments. The production from Siddiqui, who remains somewhat of a mystery, is tight, compact and full of subtle surprises that keeps you hooked throughout the 4-minute track.
Though it starts off quiet and slow, the track slowly builds to an apex where the subtle trumpet takes over. Along with snappy drums that remind me of R&B duo, Rhye, Siddiqui controls the song through a trumpet that may be heavily layered over but is crucial to the chorus’ upbeat energy. With a distinctive voice that floats above the beat, it’s the way Siddiqui brings in every instrument, allowing each to have its moment, that ensures multiple listens.
Siddiqui is a Lahore-based singer-songwriter, producer and composer. Working exclusively on an iPad, the multifaceted musician produces mainly experimental pop. He’s so far released only a handful of singles through various platforms, most notably Patari, but it’s his latest work, 'Fiction', which has us absorbed.
Forever South Music is a collective of Pakistani artists who have been consistently nurturing homegrown producers creating a platform that has become internationally renown. They recently released a compilation of local sounds ‘Collections Vol.4’ which you can read more about here.
Image credits: Abdulla Siddiqui