Atif Aslam was fifteen years old with a newly-broken heart. The object of his affection, a young girl he knew from his Model Town neighborhood, initiated the teenage infatuation. Young, impressionable, and with his heart on his sleeve, Atif was smitten, entrusting his faith in this simple interaction. And, as is often characteristic of young, unspoken love, he got his heart broken. This adolescent heartbreak, and the teenage disposition of feeling lonesome that typically accompanies it, led Atif to seek comfort in music and so began a relationship that would lay the path for what would become a lifelong commitment. A relationship that gave the world Aadat — a song that is firmly rooted in most Pakistani nineties kids as their solo companion in times of teenage heartache. But he loved it nonetheless. And Atif knew that love was something that drew him to music.
This season, Atif Aslam brings an experimentation of ambient and introspective discovery to the canvas of Coke Studio; once again exploring the melodies hidden in his voice and showcasing his versatility with genres that are new to his repertoire. For Atif, it all began with a song which pulled him under the spotlight— Aadat. The song created the trajectory that would soon become his career. This led to a pursuit of his craft that presented itself in college activities. With international tours constantly lined up, 3 albums to his name, multiple Bollywood singles, several international collaborations and a fan reach that spans across the globe, Atif has solidified his place as one of the predominant voices in the subcontinent today. When I first started, I used to think, with fame and money that I had made it. All that you have is material. That is when the fun started. Even today, I am constantly searching. I will keep at it, always.
The eighth season of the Pakistani music television series Coke Studio premiered on 16 August   and aired its finale on 4 October It aired a weekly episode every Sunday on various channels across Pakistan. The season was revived under the tagline of The Sound of Nation. The debut producers of season 7, Strings duo and series regular producer Coca-Cola , continued their journey as producers in this season. Earlier, rumours were made that Rohail Hyatt would be back as a producer this season but he denied rumors saying "Just for the record, I'm not producing the next season of Coke Studio Pakistan I would like to produce my 7th season of Coke Studio one day.
He has recorded numerous chart-topping songs  in both Pakistan and India and is known for his vocal belting technique. Due to the status of his consistently successful chart-topping songs, he is often regarded as one of the all-time best playback singers in the Indian and Pakistani music industries. Paul's Cambridge School in Satellite Town. Atif Aslam has stated that he had no initial formal training in music, and was disinterested in the thought of pursuing a musical career over one in sports. It was not until his college days that he began to actively take part in various musical competitions and eventually was encouraged by his friends to establish himself in the music industry. The original version of the song was written by Goher Mumtaz and sung by Atif Aslam. During that time, Atif Aslam was the lead singer of Jal. He recorded Aadat with his pocket money at the age of The band released the song on the internet in , which became a youth anthem.