Zulfiqar Mannan a.k.a. Zulfi is an indie-pop musician and poet from Lahore, Pakistan.
He records his shiny, substantial lyrical music in a basement studio at Yale, sourcing from dance flings, the legacy of Freddy Mercury, and a summery funk-u energy.
Having a conversation with him about his song ‘Crown’, he said, “I wrote CROWN after I got kicked out of a cool kids’ bash at Yale. I’ve been the loser to different big boys all my life but I am too happy and proud to adjust myself to the world’s mean expectations of me. CROWN is the anthem for every kid who’s been shown the door – we’re throwing our own party and wearing our own crowns.”