Three decades later, Pakistan’s iconic pop-rock music duo, Strings announced the end of its journey in heartfelt post and fans are utterly heart-broken. On Thursday, March 25th, Bilal took to his official Instagram handle to announce the termination of the band. In an emotional note, the 50-year-old singer wrote, “Today, 25/03/2021, is the day we graciously get to conclude Strings.”
The news came as shock to the fans of the pop-rock band, and emotional goodbyes started pouring from all over the country. While many wished the band good luck, fans could not help share emotional snippets of their favorite music.
Strings started off as a four-member boy band back in 1988 when the concept of ‘boy bands’ was foreign to the subcontinent. The original band members included Bilal Maqsood, Faisal Kapadia, Rafiq Wazir Ali and Kareem Bashir Bhoy. Rumour has it that they formed the band at their college farewell party – just a bunch of boys wanting to be famous.
Strings, however, disbanded shortly after, in 1992. They returned in 1999, with two of the original members, Bilal and Faisal.
After the phenomenal success of Duur, Strings released their fourth album, Dhaani. One of the singles from it, Najane Kyun, was later featured as a soundtrack for the sequel of Hollywood’s Spider-Man, in 2004.
With that, Strings became the first Pakistani band to ever sing for Hollywood. Following this, in 2005, String went on to win its first international award – MTV Asia’s Favourite Artist India.
Source: Express Tribune