“I am sucker for [Preetam's] Nick Drake-y singer-songwriter tell-me-a-story style.” - John Cloud, Head of International, Playground Music Scandinavia
“Musically = Silk. Lyrically = Plaid. Socially = Burlap. This is why people love Preetam!” - Drew Marshall, Host of Drew Marshall Show
"Melodic storytelling" describes his music best, and Preetam Sengupta's live show is built around simple performance, playful stage banter, and very little pyro. While the (humbling) comparison most often goes the other way, Preetam’s niece has said that Paul Simon sounds like him. We’re pretty sure Mr. Simon is unaware of this.
Patience is both the title of Preetam’s new album, and a skill he needed to exercise in its release. After his debut album, HopeFull, a personal issue set Preetam back temporarily. He needed to re-learn how to play and sing songs he'd written in the past, unsure he’d ever be able to write another.
In time, Preetam found his way back to good health, and in studio with JUNO-winning producer Byram Joseph (aka Slakah the Beatchild). Joseph's imagination and "musical wizardry" (as per Preetam) pushed the limits of what Preetam perceived as his abilities, and how his music fit into a particular genre. The result is Patience, a labour of love and celebration of life’s joys and sorrows.
You'll find Patience, and more of Preetam's music, on Spotify or iTunes. For updates on Preetam, look to Facebook and visit www.preetam.ca.