Sketch is like a preliminary drawing, the result of ideation after reflection, we envisage in our minds and translate the visual into something tangible, that's how we conceive our music. Music is extremely close to our hearts. It transcends all physical or spiritual barriers of caste, creed, religion, orregion and speaks the universal language of love and peace. That's exactly what we try to convey through our music. The thought is conjured up and it
transforms and flows into our music. Our thought is defined by melody. We speak through it, trying to reach the smallest possible corners of a person's spirit, where he feels. A space within where we are our true selves.
Honest music just helps one connect and experience that divinity in us. It elevates us to a higher level of consciousness. It's such a powerful expression which is boundless and it unites and binds the entire world.
That's why we named our band The Sketches, as just like we sketch, we too paint our canvas with the love of music, driven by powerful emotion and resolve.
It's like the wind transporting our message of love and peace through time. Time is never constant, humans are but mortal, but music is immortal.
Saif Samejo (the lead vocalist) started their musical flight in 2003. Being deeply rooted to their cultural heritage, their interests range from Sufi poetry and folk legends to the revival of traditional instruments and indigenous music. But their music is the result of experimentation and it’s not just Sufi, but fuses folk with pop and rock.
They believe in being open while creating music. It's very authentic with the raw Sufi melody that sort of beautifully blends with modern genres.
It resonates deep within, a complete soul-stirring blissful musical experience.
That's the kind of delight they get in creating their music as much as fans like listening to it. They feel it's the best way to quench their thirst on this musical expedition. The Sketches staunchly believes in quality, which they try to build through their music which they have created over the years. Performing on stage for thousands of people gives them an immense amount of pleasure and drive. They have a loyal fan following which is a great source of encouragement.
With the launch of their debut album Dastkari meaning one's own creation, they were pretty much hopeful and determined to do something special and scintillating which would thrill and move the slow beating hearts and make them swirl in the composition. The album contains songs in Sindhi, Saraiki
and Urdu, bursts with ballads, alternative rock, sufi and folk music.