*photo by Mohit Kapil
I’m thrilled to introduce to you this week’s #mancrushmonday, singer/songwriter Prateek Kuhad.
When I came accross an email about Prateek’s music in my inbox, I was immediately intrigued. Once I took a listen to his single “Oh love” I was beyond intrigued, I was hooked. Before I say anything else about this artist, watch his video for “Oh Love”. You’re welcome.
Beautiful right? That sweet, heartfelt voice, the simple twang of the acoustic guitar, the relatable lyrics – it’s a song that just wraps you in a comforting musical hug. What I love most about it is that it’s universal in its appeal – I can’t imagine anyone not at least liking this song, no matter where in the world they come from, or what language they speak. The melody is welcoming, the beat is irresistable, the vocals are perfect for singing along, or just listening and enjoying. And that’s what Prateek’s music is all like.
Last year, the new Delhi based singer/songwriter released his debut album, In Tokens & Charms and in doing so, he firmly established himself as one of the frontrunners in the Indian independent music scene, and beyond. He’s toured across India, and has also performed in New York, LA, Austin and New Orleans, playing festivals such as MUSEXPO (2016), SXSW (2016), Bacardi NH7 Weekender (2012, 2013, 2015), Ziro Festival (2014, 2015), VH1 Emerge – the opening act for Alt-J’s India Tour in 2015, and more. And this week, Canadian fans will get their first taste of Prateek’s live show as he makes his his Canadian debut this at Canadian Music Week.
Take a read below of Prateek’s views on love and romance!
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
How interesting she is to talk to. Conversation really does it for me!
If there was one piece of advice you could give to other men/women out there, what would it be?
Trust your instincts.
What is your definition of romance?
How do you keep the romance alive in your relationship?
If what you have with someone is real, things just work out on their own.
Describe your love life in one word.
I’ll see you at one of Prateek’s showcases for CMW! Dates below, and for more information on tickets, wristbands and more, head over to CMW’s website by clicking here.
CMW SHOWCASE SCHEDULE
May 2 @ 7:00pm – Fred Perry (964 Queen St W) *Free in-store
May 3 @ 11:00pm – The Paddock (178 Bathurst St)
May 4 @ 9:00pm – The Supermarket (268 Augusta Ave.)
May 5 @ 12:30pm – The Porch (250 Adelaide St. W) *AB Co. + Planetary Group Day Party