Boston's Prateek is the kind of modern folk singer we love. He just released a new live single, "Springtime," which is about seasonal depression. Recorded at the Shalin-Liu Center in Rockport, MA, the single captures one of our region's most underrated musicians at the height of his trade. It starts off with some charming stage banter which eventually wanders into the song. It's the kind of song that can keep both folk purists and more mainstream fans satisfied. As he meanders between speak-singing and more traditional singing, you're sucked further and further into Prateek's tale of dealing with seasonal depression while living in New England, which is probably the worst place to suffer from it.
You can listen to "Springtime" below. The song is available for free on Prateek's Bandcamp. For more on Prateek, check out his website. If you happen to be in the Boston area, Prateek will be recording a live album at Q Division Studios in Somerville on December 7. You can find more information here.