By Suchita S.
I was introduced to Prateek Kuhad by a friend, Shiv Ahuja, who chanced upon his music at a singer-songwriter event held at BlueFROG sometime last year. It would be terribly unimaginative for me to say Prateek’s music is reminiscent of Ben Howard, a bit of Fleet Foxes and The Paper Kites; but succinctly put, it’s “indie”, soulful, simple, and there’s clarity in his message, literally and figuratively. From his songs in English like ‘Be at Ease’, to Hindi ones such as ‘Ab Hoga Kya‘ from his recently released EP, his voice, lyrics, and acoustic arrangement had me, and now the LBBD office, hooked from the very start. There’s a lightness in his voice, a beautiful narrative in the lyrics of each of his songs, and he’s an artist we’re definitely watching out for.
He’s coming to town later this week as a part of the launch of his new EP – we’re going to be there, and make sure 3 lucky readers are too – but first, here’s what you gotta know about the man behind the music, the story behind his song ‘Raat Raazi‘, and just a little more. In conversation with Prateek Kuhad |
Where he’s from | I was born and brought up in Jaipur – did my schooling there. I went to New York University for college and studied Math and Economics there.
You can catch Prateek live at FIO-The Garden of Five Senses on the 23rd of August, 9.30 pm onwards. Click here for more information.
We’re giving away passes to Prateek’s EP Launch. Click here to WIN couple passes. 3 up for grabs!
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