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Home / Music / Prateek Kuhad: ‘I don’t know how Obama heard my song’

Prateek Kuhad: ‘I don’t know how Obama heard my song’

Singer Prateek Kuhad’s song Cold Mess is listed among former US President Barack Obama’s favourite songs of the year.

music Updated: Dec 31, 2019 15:46 IST
Samarth Goyal
Samarth Goyal
Hindustan Times
New Delhi, India- 01 February 2019: Crowd enjoying live performance of Prateek Kuhad during the Reverie Fest- 2019 at Gargi College, in New Delhi India on Friday, February 01, 2019. (Photo: Shivam Saxena/Hindustan Times)
New Delhi, India- 01 February 2019: Crowd enjoying live performance of Prateek Kuhad during the Reverie Fest- 2019 at Gargi College, in New Delhi India on Friday, February 01, 2019. (Photo: Shivam Saxena/Hindustan Times)
         

Singer-songwriter Prateek Kuhad is on cloud nine ever since former President of the US Barack Obama listed Kuhad’s song, cold/mess, as one of his favourite songs in 2019. “I was playing Chinese Checkers with my mom and my girlfriend, when someone I knew from a music sharing platform shared his post with me. For the first few minutes, I was just staring at the post and wondering, why was I sent this post. Then I saw my song in his list and I was honestly shocked,” beams Prateek, who still somehow can’t believe it’s true.

 

“I am still honestly shocked. I don’t even know how it happened. Its not like that I am signed to a record label or anything like that. I don’t even know how he heard my song, or who made him listen to it,” he says.

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“ Its nice to see someone like him listening to my music. I mean, he is one of the very few world leaders, who is liked by everyone, and he just comes across as a nice guy,” he adds.

The 29-year-old, who recently wrapped up his North American and India tour, feels really good about the fact that his music is being appreciated globally. “ I tend to think not much about these things. I just think it’s a good song, and because I am like really finicky about things and little details, is the reason, why I think it has a sort of global appeal,” he signs off.

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