Junoon and popular music streaming platform Taazi have teamed up to celebrate the band’s upcoming silver jubilee.
According to a press release, Junoon’s acclaimed seven albums are being re-launched on the website, along with a brand new album, Junoon25
, which will come out in November.
Founded by guitar player and songwriter Salman Ahmed, who also now remains as the only member of the band, Junoon revolutionalised rock music in Pakistan and its fusion of diverse musical influences was unprecedented in the region.
Ahmad said the band is thrilled to join forces with Haroon Rashid and his team at Taazi. “We are as excited about the new album as we are about reactivating the entire Junoon catalogue,” he said.
The new album will comprise tracks reflecting the band’s ever expanding musical horizons, maturing love poetry and a rich tapestry of genres that capture the emotional zeitgeist of our times. Taazi has been granted exclusive rights to digitally distribute the entire Junoon collection.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 11th, 2016.