We read that it would be the brightest moon of the year, the brightest we would witness till 2026. Perhaps, the news was out that we needed the largest spotlight for Damien Rice and Marta Del Grandi at an Anand Lok rooftop. We, also, heard from the residents of the neighbourhood that they too lulled whilst meditating as they heard a distant croon of the said singer-songwriters.
The team at Sofar Delhi was beyond honoured and nervous when we heard that Damien Rice would be performing with us. A few of us had cried through heartbreaks, contemplated and reminisced love in our formative years listening to him, much like you.
Marta’s delicate haunting voice complimented with intelligent lyrics and sharp mixing drew one into a universe attentive and aware, setting the mood for the next act by Damien Rice.
Damien too had found himself in the audience, as he was just as excited to hear Marta. His extraordinary ordinariness had had us humbled, and him taking over the mic had only amplified the softness of his presence. He began with solving the mystery of his India visit – a long stopover of an Australia to Iceland flight and wonder of a place never seen by him. He said, “I was looking for a stop-off on the way home, from Australia had the idea to go to India and within a few days notice the Sofar teams were able to organise the most tasteful intimate concerts – Thank You Sofar”.