“"Far from a typical album, Mannat is Shumaila Hemani’s extraordinary, contemplative debut...her own lyrics are arranged to create audible sculptures evoking powerful imagery and stirring potent emotions."” - Jenny Feniak
“Shumaila Hemani’s Powerful Track “Displacement” Evokes a Spirit of Perseverance in the Face of Devastating and Uncertainty in the Wake of the Floods in Pakistan.” - Simian Thinker
— Queen City Sounds and Arts
Perils of Heavy Rainfall, an acousmatic composition on floods in Pakistan in 2020, was awarded Second Prize in the Listening During COVID contest (2020) by the Canadian Association of Sound Ecology (CASE) and accepted for publication in the Goose, Journal of Environment, Arts, & Culture, Canada (Fall, 2022).
“Blending languages to convey a universal sentiment of helplessness and waiting, Shumaila Hemani's original song, Anticipating bears a visceral emotionality and a deep musicality - expertly ushering listeners into a place of contemplation and consideration. Vocally, this performance bears an impressive amount of emotional vulnerability - something that listeners will respond to, especially in conjunction with these thought-provoking lyrics.” - John Wright
— Radio Airplay