In an exclusive chat with Travel + Leisure India and South Asia, global singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad—just before the release of his third studio album The Way That Lovers Do—talks about the destinations that impacted him personally and professionally, the cities he loves performing at, and more. By Chirag Mohanty Samal
Creative Direction: Priyanka Yadav
Artist managed by Big Bad Wolf
Artist’s publicity handled by Dream N Hustle Media
The global singer-songwriter from Jaipur has enthralled the world with his songs. While Rolling Stone India described Prateek Kuhad as “one of the country’s leading singer-songwriters,” his song cold/mess features in the former USA President Barack Obama’s annual list of favourite music. His debut album In Tokens and Charms earned him an MTV Europe Music Award. Kuhad has sold-out shows across India, landed arena support slots with the likes of Alt-J and Mike Posner, and travelled the world for headline and festival performances in USA, UK, Australia, Singapore, Canada, and France. His Bollywood tracks like Kho Gaye Hum Kahan also steadily remained on the top of music charts in India for a while.
Kuhad’s third studio album, The Way That Lovers Do, is all set to release on May 20 via Elektra Records and features 11 brand-new songs about human love, friendship, and connectivity. Just before the big release, Kuhad, in an exclusive chat with Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, talks about the importance of human connections, how travel helps him gain new perspectives as an artist, and why Japan features on his bucket list of destinations to perform at.
Excerpts from the interview with Prateek Kuhad