Popular British band Coldplay has paid a tribute to the late Pakistan qawal Amjad Sabri in their new music album, according to a statement made by the lead singer of the band in a recent interview.
The lead singer, Chris Martin, in an interview with Entercom, said that a song in their latest album pays homage to Sabri who was gunned down by extremists in 2016.
Matin spoke about his inspiration behind one of the tracks — Church — in which the band has incorporated samples from Sabri’s popular track Jaga Ji Laganay.
“There are two other cool singers on that one. There’s this guy who was a Pakistani singer called Amjad Sabri. He was sadly murdered by people who didn’t like what he stood for,” Martin said.
“Then there’s a friend of ours Norah, who is a girl from Jerusalem,” the singer added. Chris paid tribute to the artists by acknowledging their craftsmanship and sheer talent.
The critically acclaimed music album has soared to the number one of the Official Album Charts. Pakistani qawwal Sabri was awarded the Pride of Performance as well as the Sitara-i-Imtiaz by Pakistan for his singing.