It has been three years since the release of The Professional Brothers, Majnu
3, but rest assure between now and then they certainly have been working on bringing the best to
their listeners. Hence The Professional Brothers are very proud of their new album “Khooni Akhiyan” in
collaboration with the worldwide renown vocal talent Rahat Fateh Ali Khan.
In 1997 Rahat Fateh Ali Khan joined Hi-Tech Music and released his debut album “Cry For You“ and
since Rahat Fateh Ali Khan has released many super hit albums with them and worked on many
projects including the track ‘Sajna Tera Bina‘ in The Professional Brothers smash hit album “Jagga“.
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, the nephew of the late legend Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, is known for his
Qawwalies and Sufism music and he has contributed his music talent to many ghazals and songs for
dramas and Pakistani films. His vocals have featured in Hollywood movies and today is one of the
most leading and popular playback singers in the Bollywood film Industry.
This unique album features never before released tracks of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan such as“Charkha
Yaadan Da” arguably the most soulful song of the album, starts with a dynamic union of piano and
dholaks met by Rahat‘s powerful voice. This song is well-composed and flows without a flaw and is
arranged without sacrificing any pop sensibilities for its melodic prowess.
“Khooni Akhiyan” is unique in that it blends a very bluesy feel with an unquestionable Sufi aura – two
worlds of music that rarely cross paths, hence making it an exceptional marriage of both worlds. The
albumâ€™s fourth track, “Pyar Karan Diyan“, appears to draw influences from Rahat Fateh Ali Khan‘s
magical voice, and The Professional Brothers unique collation brings it all together perfectly making it
a very rewarding listen.
The atmospherics and sequence of tracks entice the listener into the atmosphere where there are
occasional passages of head-nodding atmospherics, when the synths meander slowly through the
spaces between the beats. The fifth track on this album ‘Ishq Khuda Hai‘ executes the atmosphere
perfectly, and when the distant, lovelorn vocals drift across the track, the words go a long way in
illustrating love’s complexity and vastness…..
The Professional Brothers are known for creating both timeless and new, innovative sounds and this
album is a prime reflection of their vast musical taste, the tactful placement of each track and the
melodic tensions built in The Professional Brothers compositional finesse, as well as lyrical content of
this album is an eclectic display of different styles fused together to make a unique union.
The Professional Brothers would like to thank all their listeners and fans for all their support over the
years, without which they would not be where they are, and are pleased to announce their
forthcoming album “Ranjha 2 ft: the legend Atta Ullah Khan” which will be releasing in the near future.