After taking the first step in the new world of expression with his single Echoes, singer-actor-producer Farhan is out with the video of his second song ‘Why Couldn’t It Be Me’ about the loss of innocence and childhood in an adults war.
The versatile Farhan also wrote a note about the song, which read, “On 16 December 2014 Taliban Gunmen stormed the army school in the northern city of Peshawar. More than 150 people were killed, 132 of them children. Most of them were the age 12-16. After the Peshawar attack, I read an article about a mother whose younger son hadn’t gone to school that day because he’d pretended to be sick. But his older siblings went to school and had been killed in the massacre. 'Why Couldn’t It Be Me' is a song about the loss of innocence and childhood in an adults war.
The song is a powerful and emotive journey into the pain of grief and guilt. Such a strange dilemma for a young boy – ‘that could have been me in place of my brother.’ This very thought got Farhan writing and ‘Why Couldn’t It Be Me’ emerged from the perspective of that younger brother.