Strings, “Mein tou Dekhoonga”
Feel good song for the time being. Here’s an established band, known for their humanitarian efforts and social commentary via their product. Now, in my opinion, featuring poor kids in a music video is a very tricky feat to successfully accomplish. Basically, how do you keep it from being viewed as a gimmick? There has been a recent video which featured children as well, which I won’t name because I feel their intentions were good. However, watching it felt kind of like a drag because it came off as gimmicky to me. The children were just used as a backdrop or as props.
So as this video started, and the little girl comes up to the band and sits down, I thought to myself, “here we go again..” and waited for the vocals to kick in. Also at this point I’m wondering, is that a Fender or Gibson harmoonium? :P
Immediately, there is something different about this song, compared to the one mentioned above. The song is cheerful, positive, and most surprisingly, focused on the children! The lyrics are simple, the delivery is easy to follow, and all these sentiments are followed by the body language of the artists. They are performing for the kids, and the kids alone. They are no longer reduced to being a backdrop.
This is a sentiment we need to start implementing in our lives. As much as we do, we don’t do enough to live our lives for the betterment of not just our own children, but all children that we influence in our daily lives. If we start by having a more positive outlook on our country for starters, then maybe our kids will want to go back in summer vacation, or not think of leaving the first chance they get. Thank you Strings, for releasing this song and video; one day Inshallah we will make your vision a reality :)
On a side note, this song made for some great studying music for me last night. Made me more positive about the 5 tests I had to tackle :P Mein bhi dekhoonga!