Ritviz x Hasan Raheem's New Cross-Border Collaboration Explores Love & Obsession

In a groundbreaking music collaboration that has sent waves of excitement through the Indian subcontinent and beyond, Indian electronic music maestro Ritviz and Pakistani sensation Hasan Raheem have released their highly anticipated track 'Mehrbaan'. This song is an intoxicating blend of EDM nostalgic melodies, but more than that - it's a cultural bridge that celebrates the rich musical heritage of both nations.

The lyrics of 'Mehrbaan' are a poetic exploration of love, longing, and the sweet ache of obsession. Ritviz and Hasan Raheem create a lyrical world that speaks to the universal experiences of infatuation and desire. Lines like "Khoob itni tu jaise kehkashan, Tujhe dekhe dekhe mann nahin bhara" paint a vivid picture of someone so mesmerizing that their very presence feels like a constellation, one that's impossible to tire of gazing upon. This imagery of celestial beauty sets the tone for the rest of the song, enveloping the listener in a dreamy reverie.

'Mehrbaan' stands out not only for its deeply touching lyrics but also for its original sound. The track expertly fuses elements of traditional Indian music with modern electronic beats, a signature style of Ritviz. His background, rooted in Hindustani classical music from a young age, combined with his passion for hip-hop, has allowed him to create a sound that is both innovative and deeply rooted in cultural traditions. This fusion is evident in 'Mehrbaan' where the electronic rhythms are seamlessly interwoven with melodic lines reminiscent of classical ragas.

Hasan Raheem, on the other hand, brings his own flair to the track. Known for his versatile voice and emotive songwriting, Raheem’s contributions add a layer of soulful depth to 'Mehrbaan'. His bittersweet lyrics, often a form of personal expression, resonate with listeners on an intimate level. His ability to convey complex emotions through simple yet powerful lines is what makes his music so compelling.

The single's uniquely regal album art was designed by none other than mercurial homegrown multidisciplinary artist Santanu Hazarika and fundamentally reinforces the overall 'traditional-meets-modern love' motifs of the music and lyrics.

The lyrical music video for 'Mehrbaan' is a visual feast, the retro-inspired visuals, filled with vibrant colours and dynamic animations, perfectly sync with the song's upbeat and nostalgic vibe.

The release of 'Mehrbaan' has been met with widespread acclaim, not only for its musicality but also for its symbolic significance. Fans from both India and Pakistan have expressed their appreciation for the track, celebrating it as a testimony to the shared cultural heritage and artistic spirit of the region.

Ritviz, who shot to fame with his 2017 hit single 'Udd Gaye', has once again demonstrated his ability to create music that breaks borders. His meteoric rise in the Indian electronic music scene, bolstered by a series of successful releases, has made him a household name. His collaboration with Hasan Raheem, a breakout artist known for his soulful voice and poignant lyrics, has introduced a fresh dynamic to his music.

Hasan Raheem, hailing from the picturesque Gilgit-Baltistan region, has quickly become one of Pakistan’s most beloved artists. Balancing his medical career with his passion for music, Raheem’s journey is a testament to his dedication and talent. His success story, characterized by a blend of resilience and creativity, resonates with many aspiring artists.

For now, fans can revel in the magic of 'Mehrbaan', a song that not only delights the ears but also speaks to the heart. It’s a celebration of love, creativity, and the timeless power of music to bring people together.