Sinikka Monte wants to “Play Pretend”
“Play Pretend” is the second single of 18-year-old singer and songwriter Sinikka Monte. The single produced by Robert Wallner and Flo Spies is a unique track with sudden breaks and powerful vocals. “Tossing and turning, sleepless in my bed I’m burning”. “Play Pretend” is about fantasizing being with a person you are attracted to, but not necessarily acting on it. The video was produced by Endcut.at and directed by Martino Le.
Sinikka was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland in 2002 to South African-Italian and Finnish parents. In 2006 she moved to Austria. Through ballet she developed a passion for performing; and at the age of 12 she started writing songs. In 2019 Sinikka received The Joe Zawinul “Z” Award for her exceptional talent and passion for music. “Authenticity and sincerity are the most important aspects in my songs. Each word is pre-meditated and vetted to match real life emotions” she tells us.
Sinikka strives to challenge the boundaries of mainstream music but wants to remain attractive to the modern listener by being authentic and real. “The idea is to create new unique sounds to surprise the listener by mixing modern pop beats with urban sound to create a multifaceted atmosphere” she adds. Sinikka’s music is about finding her own voice, becoming a young adult, dealing with insecurity, bullying, hate, love and envy. “Insecure; that is where I start”. And with two incredible songs to her name already, Sinikka is on her way to the top.