IHCL has made an unprecedented move by announcing the release of the first-ever music album for Loya, the Indian-concept restaurant at The Taj Palace, New Delhi, setting a new benchmark in the industry. The album features a combination of classical, indie, and instrumental sets, including an exclusive anthem, and has been created by highly skilled musician Shreyas Patkar.
The album launch event also saw popular Bollywood playback singer Papon's support, who was excited about Loya's promise to offer an exceptional musical and culinary experience. The album takes listeners on a seamless musical journey that merges classic and contemporary sounds, showcasing skilled musicians such as Tapas Roy, Sandeep Mishra, and Preetam, playing instruments such as the Bouzouki, Rabab, Oud, Mandolin, Sarangi, and Guitar. The classic auditory arrangement and mix-mastering were done by Jimmy and Ashish Anand at Blue Cassette in Mumbai.
Taljinder Singh, Senior VP and Brand Custodian at Indian Hotels, IHCL said, “We are thrilled to be the first restaurant in India to invite our guests on a musical journey that celebrates the cultural diversity and heritage of North India. The album was born out of a desire to offer customers a complete sensory experience. This album is a testament to our passion and creativity that goes in every dish we serve.”
Shreyas Patkar, the composer of the album, on this occasion, “It gives me immense joy to be a part of this experience in bringing together an enchanting ambiance for Loya. Creating this album was exhilarating as that allowed me to delve into the rich musical traditions of the North and to collaborate with some of the most talented musicians in the industry."
Loya's introduction of its own music album is a significant milestone in the culinary industry. The album captures the spirit of Loya with sincere emotion and describes the journey while conjuring up recollections of the aroma of food. Music and culinary lovers both shouldn't miss what is a truly special event. This album is not just a musical experience but also an ode to the rich culture and heritage of India.