New Delhi-based singer and songwriter Prateek Kuhad has firsthand witnessed his fan base grow rapidly with each release. Most recently, the 29-year-old artist released his six-track EP, Cold/Mess, and is finishing up a tour in the United States, where he spends half of his time. Singing in both Hindi and English, and performing as both a guitarist and pianist, Kuhad is a multi-talented musician on the verge of dominating the pop scene. Blending his Indian roots with an American twist, Kuhad has created an incomparable sound that resonates with fans on an emotional level, as his lyrics commonly explore love and heartache.
What’s even more surprising about Kuhad is his rapid acceptance and success in the music scene. With two degrees from New York University in economics and math, music wasn’t the path Kuhad thought he would walk down. Shortly after graduating, the Inidan artist made a name for himself in the United States, but his popularity in India came long before it. In 2015, the release of his debut album, In Tokens and Charms, gained him international notice and led to an MTV Europe Music Award for Indie Album of the Year, iTunes’ Indie Album of the Year honors and Best Pop Artist at the Radio City Freedom Awards.
Combining persistence and dedication with undeniable craft, Kuhad efficiently balances a double life of travel, touring and performing across continents. His cinematic songwriting paired with mesmerizing production had us keen to learn more about his creative process and his unexpected but critically acclaimed journey.