Here’s the story behind the song:
Sometime back, Sabal Shekhawat, the writer/director/producer of Fireflies, forwarded the film’s script to Uday Benegal, Indus Creed’s frontman, just for some feedback. The script had put Benegal in a frame of mind that just wouldn’t leave him. One day, when “putzing around” with his guitar, he came upon a chord progression that led him to a melody and the words that became Fireflies, the song. When Indus Creed keyboard player Zubin Balaporia heard it, he was keen to bring it into the Indus Creed set but Benegal resisted. Balaporia pushed and subsequently, the band altered the energy of the song enough to make it an Indus Creed tune without losing the evocativeness that the script had triggered.
Yeah, other than a stellar cast, the film also packs in some fantastic music, courtesy of Indus Creed (which you’ve just heard), Karsh Kale, GRAIN, Monica Dogra and Nikhil D’Souza.
PS: You’ve heard Nikhil D’Souza’s track Redemption in the trailer and it’s simply out-of-this-world.
What do you think?