Quick five with Prateek Kuhad about his new EP, cold/mess
“I feel like over the years I have developed a more personal relationship with my fans – and I wanted to keep it that way for this release. Direct and personal,” says the singer-songwriter
Early last Friday, Prateek Kuhad’s fans got a surprise in their inboxes - personal thank you notes and a link to his new EP, cold/mess. The release this EP was subtle and heartwarming, much like the New Delhi-based singer-songwriter’s music. This EP, recorded in Nashville, conveys the anguish and elation of love and relationships and blends folk with pop. He will be doing a few house gigs (hosted by fans) in the upcoming months and then a US tour later this year. He tells us more.
1. Tell us about the EP.
The EP is called cold/mess and it has six songs. Together, the songs speak of love and heartbreak. The album was inspired by people, stories, literature, cinema and shadows of my life.
2. Why did you choose to release it in this way?
My songs come from a very intimate place, and I think they translate the best in intimate environments as well. I feel like over the years, I have developed a more personal relationship with my fans – and I wanted to keep it that way for this release. Direct and personal.
3. The album art is very interesting… Who’s behind that?
There are six images – one for each song – all shot by my very dear friend Anubhav Syal. I wanted to visually represent each song with an image and this is what came to me.
4. Tell us a bit about the US tour.
We’re starting with the US, but the idea is to take my songs across to as many ears in the world as possible! We’ll be playing small capacity venues – 100-200 seaters and as of now, we have confirmed dates in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
5. Who are some Indian artistes you are digging right now?
No one really right now in the Indian indie scene.